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Apply for Research Operational Approval

Any research activity that takes place at our locations or involves recruiting one of our patients, staff members, and/or accessing data requires an application to the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) Research Committee.

In light of the on-going concerns with COVID-19 and the health and safety of our patients, researchers, and research staff, all studies involving in-person data collection at BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services sites are currently suspended until further notice, unless an exemption has been approved.

The BCMHSUS Research Committee will be prioritizing the review of new applications that are COVID-19 related. If you wish to submit a COVID-19 related application to the Research Committee, please make sure you have received ethics approval from the university with which you and your co-investigators are affiliated. Please note that the standard application documents need to be completed for the BCMHSUS Research Committee. However, applications will be reviewed upon receipt on an ad hoc basis and returned to investigators as quickly as possible.

Visit PHSA Research Administration & Services to learn how to receive institutional approval for your study. If you are unclear as to whether your study constitutes as research, please refer to the Provincial Health Services Authority Project Sorter Tool

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