Research Ethics BC

I am a researcher and/or on a research team

British Columbia’s harmonized ethics review model is now in use by all BC health authorities, most research universities and many colleges. Information in this section supports researchers and research participants in understanding and implementing harmonized approaches to ethics review.

I am a research ethics board administrator (REBA)

We offer a range of materials to support research ethics board administrators in understanding and implementing harmonized approaches to ethics review at their institutions.



Indigenous research ethics

As part of our commitment to help researchers develop meaningful engagement in research involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Indigenous peoples, we have gathered resources to support researchers, research ethics offices and boards in staying informed about Indigenous research ethics.

Resource library

Search through research ethics resources. These resources, which include documents and webinars, can help you learn more about aspects of research ethics and harmonized approaches to research ethics reviews.



We provide guidance and support to researchers, reviewers and project managers on research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution.