We are Michael Smith Health Research BC
The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia.
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 helps to support a learning health systems by streamlining the processes for ethical review of multijurisdictional research
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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.