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Our Units

We’re a growing network that’s continuously improving and transforming BC’s health system through health research.

BC AHSN includes three operational units. These units, which integrate knowledge management services and supports work in collaboration to strengthen our reach and impact, and form the backbone of our network:


The Unit advances the implementation of patient-oriented research in BC (part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research [SPOR]).

Clinical Trials BC

Clinical Trials BC advances British Columbia’s development as a world-class destination for conducting clinical trials. They raise awareness of the health, educational, and economic benefits of clinical trials to the citizens of BC.

Research Ethics BC

Research Ethics BC streamlines and improves the provincial research ethics review processes.

This backbone contributes to a living laboratory, within and among the existing resources and talents in British Columbia, to develop a province-wide Learning Health System.