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
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.