Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP)

Provincial Research Ethics Network (PREP) 

Research Ethics BC (REBC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) launched the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) in 2018.  This new functionality within the UBC human ethics module in RISe enables multi-jurisdictional review of research ethics applications in a single online system.

BC researchers who are affiliated with the current REBC network may submit an application for harmonized review.

How to register and gain access PREP

To access the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) for harmonized studies, researchers must first create a UBC CWL account to access UBC's RISe which hosts PREP.

If you have no current or previous affiliations with UBC, create a basic account for RISe. You will not be able to self-register for a RISe account with a basic account, so the following step is to contact the RISe support team at

Please provide the RISe support team with the following information in your email and request your researcher number. The researcher number will only be needed the first time you login to RISe.

  • *Title (e.g., Dr., Mr., Ms, etc.)
  • *Full First name/Middle initial/Last name
  • *Work E-mail address
  • *Work Telephone number
  • *Rank
  • *Dept./Affiliation
  • Main work location (if at hospital):