Project History Documents

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
    January 2007
    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.
  • Ethics Introductory Workshop Report
    January 2008
    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
    March 2010
    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
    February 2011
    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.

Phase II (2011 – 2015)

  • Phase II Strategic Plan
    September 2012
    This document outlines the strategic direction, objectives, governance structure, and process for Phase II of BCEHI.
  • BCEHI Evaluation 2013 Summary
    September 2013
    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 
    February 2015
    This report presents findings on BCEHI activities and outputs between September 2013 and July 2014.