Professional Development

Clinical Trials BC provides province-wide support and access to a range of training, guidance and resources for clinical research personnel. Our support helps British Columbia grow a clinical research workforce with the skills and knowledge to conduct world-class clinical trials.

Clinical Trials BC Educational Programming

  • Did you know that Clinical Trials BC offers an educational programming to BC's researchers and their teams with a focus on regulatory compliance? We have maintained and added to our educational programs with a selection of over 30 workshops, lectures and training sessions.

Read the full Educational Programming Updated November 2021 here

ASK US Webinar Series Recordings

ASK US is our signature webinar series, held at various times throughout the calendar year. Specific sessions are listed on our Events page.

Missed a webinar? Recordings of all sessions are captured on our ASK US recordings page.

    Job Board

    We maintain an online job board to promote positions located in British Columbia across the clinical research and trials sector as an added benefit to our clinical research community.


    Clinical Research Professional Certification Program

    General Information & Reimbursement:

    Clinical Trials BC (a unit of Michael Smith Health Research BC) supports clinical research professionals working at academic-based BC clinical research sites to achieve professional certification. Achieving certification demonstrates that you have met or exceeded the quality standards required in the industry and have validated your competence. Certification also demonstrates a level of professionalism and indicates a commitment to quality standards.

    For 2022, Clinical Trials BC is offering a partial reimbursement in the amount of $350 towards CCRP or CCRC examination fees for successful applicants who work for academic health research organizations (health authority, university, non-profit).

    Funding is available for up to 20 successful applicants.

    Exam Preparation

    To help you prepare, Clinical Trials BC has put together a bundle of resources including recordings of a series of consecutive informal exam preparation sessions, practice tests, and access to the "Clinical Research Professional Certification Exam Study Prep" electronic Community of Practice (eCoP) where you can find useful links, recordings, presentation slides, and documents that you can use to help prepare for your exam.

    Network of Networks (N2)

    Clinical Trials BC provides province-wide access to best-in-class tools and resources from the Network of Networks (N2), focused on enhancing clinical research capability and capacity. N2 benefits are available for clinical researchers working in health authorities and academic organizations in BC, as well as for some independent investigators.

    N2 is an alliance of Canadian research networks and organizations working to enhance national clinical research capability and capacity. N2’s vision is “To be recognized as Canada’s alliance for excellence in clinical research,” and its mission is “To enable and enhance clinical research capability and capacity in Canada.”

    Tools and resources that are available through N2 membership include Educational courses (available via CITI-Canada), Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Tools, Tools to Engage Participants and more.

    We’re a longstanding member of the N2 Clinical Trials Education and Awareness (CTEA) committee, which co-developed the It Starts With Me project and website in partnership with patients. This campaign encourages patients and public stakeholders to participate in clinical trials. Please see our Participant Experience page for more information.

    This Clinical Trials BC initiative is made possible through a provincial membership agreement with BC AHSN, funded through the BC SUPPORT Unit’s Training & Capacity Development initiative.

    For more information on N2, please see the below contacts:

    Provincial BC Membership:

    • Status of an organization
    • N2 Lead for an organization
    • Funding Status or Usage metrics

    Contact Clinical Trials BC:

    All other questions:

    • CITI courses, access and use of resources, SOPS etc.

    Contact N2:

    ACRP learning management system (LMS)

    This e-learning platform offered by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is available free of charge to any clinical research professional in BC.

    ACRP’s eLearning catalog of 30+ programs covers the essentials of clinical research, including the new “Introduction to Good Clinical Practice” eLearning course, which provides training on the new ICH GCP E6(R2) as the international industry standard for designing, conducting, and reporting clinical trials.

    Since our partnership began, more than 300 people have signed up for access to the ACRP LMS. We continue to encourage the BC research community to register and complete courses.

    If you’re a new user, you can gain access by contacting us at Clinical Trials BC. Simply send a request along with your first and last name, email address and research location to: Instructions on how to login and begin training will be provided within one week.

    Fast-Track Training for COVID-19

    We’re offering Clinical Trials Fast-Track Training for COVID-19 beginning April 2020. The program is comprised of 10 condensed education modules on clinical trial compliance topics. Research team leads can select the pertinent topics applicable to their team member’s role in the COVID-19 research trial.

    Other Resources

    Clinical Research Professionals of BC (CRPBC) – CRPBC is an informal, inclusive group of more than 450 Clinical Research Professionals who work primarily in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. They provide networking and professional development opportunities for everyone working in the clinical research profession. Visit this site for job listings, information about their speaker series, and more.