Learn about our COVID-19 resources + response: COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Click Here Did you know? Canada ranks 4th globally in the number of clinical trial sites. Given Canada’s advantages, pharmaceutical companies and health & research institutions continue to make significant investments in Canadian clinical research. Find out more Learn about our COVID-19 resources + response: COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Click Here LifeSciences BC's 2020 Life Science Sector Report presents an overview of the life sciences sector and its ecosystem in British Columbia including clinical trials Read the full report More on COVID-19 research in British Columbia Learn about our COVID-19 resources + response: COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Click Here Registered COVID-19 trials in British Columbia Register here Read here Learn about our COVID-19 resources + response: COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Click Here REACH BC is a provincial online platform that connects British Columbians with health research opportunities. Learn more BC based-sites and Investigators have access to this platform to support clinical trial recruitment activities for both
participants and patient partners

Why Bring Your Clinical Trial
to British Columbia?

British Columbia offers a world-class collaborative network for conducting clinical trials.

Our population diversity and clinical trial expertise make BC a premier location for your next trial.

ACCESS A NETWORKED COMMUNITY:

  • WORK WITHIN A HARMONIZED PROVINCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE
  • BENEFIT FROM A STRONG LIFE SCIENCES ECOSYSTEM
  • COORDINATED AND CONNECTED COVID-19 RESPONSE

LOWER COSTS AND AVOID DELAYS:

  •  AVOID STARTUP DELAYS
  •  MEET RECRUITMENT GOALS
  •  AVOID COST OVER-RUNS

BENEFIT FROM A QUALITY FRAMEWORK :

  • Gather quality, compliant data
  • MEET REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
  • Be MRCT capable

Why BC?

Efficient Provincial Structure (BC)

PATIENTS

A provincial recruitment system (REACH BC) and established provincial-wide patient-oriented research infrastructure help you support meaningful patient engagement, reach recruitment goals and enable your patient-centric trial (BC SUPPORT Unit).

ETHICS

Harmonized research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution (Research Ethics BC), internationally recognized guidance (TCPS2).

CLINICAL TRIAL
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Provincial CTMS infrastructure allows sites to manage complex studies effectively, support Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCTs) and house electronic essential documents (TMF/ISF) for regulatory compliance.

EXPERTISE

World-class clinical trial investigators and globally certified coordinators who conduct over 1300 trials every year.

QUALITY

Provincial QMS and risk management programs support continuous quality improvement, promote regulatory compliance and foster a quality culture.

SUPPORT

Clinical research hubs within each health region or research institute provide clinical trial infrastructure and support at the local level. They are connected and coordinated across the province.

Population Diversity

POPULATION DIVERSITY

BC is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, represented by substantial South Asian, East Asian, European and Indigenous communities. 

URBAN, REGIONAL,
AND RURAL CAPACITIES

More than 100 clinical trial sites across the province in hospital, outpatient and community settings.

Find a Researcher
  • OVER 1300 ACTIVE TRIALS
    An average of over 1,300 active clinical trials in BC each year.
  • Over 600 Investigators
    With more than 600 investigators and over 100 life science companies, we can connect you with the right groups.
  • Over 100 Sites
    BC has urban and rural sites across the province with a diverse population.

Featured Profiles

Our vision is to create a robust, self-sustaining health research community on and around Vancouver Island, playing an essential role in the delivery of health services, and improving health status and care for the populations we serve.

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Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Healthier lives through discovery
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Department of Evaluation and Research Services – Fraser Health

Fostering a culture of curiosity in a climate of spirited scientific inquiry
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Providence Health Care Research Institute

Pursuing real life health solutions.
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In the News

New Canada-wide research to study mix-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

A new national study, co-led by UBC faculty of medicine’s Dr. Manish Sadarangani, will look at the effects of “mixing-and-matching” approved COVID-19 vaccines in adults.

Read the full article at med.ubc.ca.

People with ALS will benefit from research, clinical trials

The Province is providing the ALS Society of BC with $2 million for PROJECT HOPE to further support patients living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in British Columbia through research for a cure and clinical trials.

Read the full article at gov.bc.ca

 

Pilot project brings access to care closer to home for Prince Rupert cancer patients

Northwest B.C. will be the first region to partner in the international clinical trial project.

 Read the full article at bclocalnews.ca

Canadian COVID-19 trial gets additional $3.5 million in federal funding

The Canadian arm of a major international clinical trial—led by a University of British Columbia researcher, Dr. Srinivas Murthy—that aims to find the best treatment for COVID-19 has received an additional $3.5 million in funding from the federal government through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 Read the full article at UBC.ca

B.C. to do clinical trial of COVID-19 drug on emergency basis to treat severe cases

British Columbia will begin a clinical trial on a COVID-19 drug therapy approved by Health Canada, Bamlanivimab, on an emergency basis for patients who are at risk of being hospitalized with severe illness.

Read the full article at CTVNews.ca

Let us help you navigate the BC clinical trial landscape and connect you with our diverse community.