BC AHSN consists of three operational units that form the backbone of our organization. Together, we deliver a range of essential knowledge management services and supports that collectively enable Learning Health Systems in BC and strengthen our reach and impact.

The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia.

Clinical Trials BC

We advance BC’s development as a world-class destination for clinical trials across our province’s hospitals, research institutions and communities.

Research Ethics BC

Research Ethics BC helps to support a learning health systems by streamlining the processes for ethical review of multijurisdictional research

Patient Stories

Our patients are part of a large community bringing a face and voice to health science and research. Visit the Our Stories page to read more inspiring stories.

Reflections with Jim Mann, Patient Partner

Research Ethics BC’s Advisory Council member Jim Mann is an educator, advocate, and champion for patient-engaged research; in particular, research involving people living with cognitive impairments such as dementia. 

Learn how Jim is addressing the persistence of unconscious bias within the research context and his concerns over the use of terms such as “capacity,” without a definition to reference for example within templates for informed consent.

Read the Story