The following documents provide background information about the BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative, including environmental scanning, consultation, strategic planning, and evaluation. All documents are available for download in PDF format.
Initial Planning & Consultation (2007 – 2010)
- Task Force Terms of Reference and Members
A task force was established in 2007 by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) with a mandate to advise on the initiative’s scope and focus.
- Investigator Experience with REBs in British Columbia
This report presents the results of a 2007 survey of British Columbia researchers regarding their experiences with the research ethics review process in BC.
- The Ethics Review Process in British Columbia: An Environmental Scan
An environmental scan of research ethics boards in British Columbia was carried out by MSFHR during the spring and summer of 2007 at the request of provincial health research stakeholders.
- Ethics Introductory Workshop Report
In November 2007, MSFHR convened an invitational workshop involving researchers, vice-presidents or directors of research, as well as research ethics chairs and managers.
- Phase1A Systems Integration Study
This report is based on stakeholder consultations and recommendations, which identified the need for a method of multi-jurisdictional research collaboration available to all BC institutions.
Phase I (2010 – 2011)
- February 2011 Open House Summary
This report summarizes activities related to an open house that was held to engage the broader BC research ethics community in the initiative, and includes an update on Phase I activities.
- BC Phase I Report
This report summarizes key milestones and recommendations.
Phase II (2011 – 2015)
- Phase II Strategic Plan
This document outlines the strategic direction, objectives, governance structure, and process for Phase II of BCEHI.
- BCEHI Evaluation 2013 Summary
This report presents findings from the first annual evaluation of BCEHI, focusing on activities and outputs between September 2012 and May 2013.
- BCEHI Evaluation 2014 Summary
This report presents findings on BCEHI activities and outputs between September 2013 and July 2014.