Any research activity that takes place at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) or that involves a BCMHSUS patient or staff member requires submission of an application for approval to conduct research to the BCMHSUS Research Committee. The Research Committee provides institutional approval to conduct research within its three clinical program areas and any related sites:
- Forensic Psychiatric Services
- Correctional Health Services, and
- Adult Complex Mental Health and Substance Use Services
If you wish to conduct research within our clinical program areas, please complete and submit a BCMHSUS Request for Approval to Conduct Research Form and the BCMHSUS Research Approval Form, along with all materials relevant to your study (e.g., interview guides, consent forms, data collection forms). You and your co-applicants must obtain a certificate of ethical approval from the applicable affiliated university research ethics board before any research activities can be initiated.
If your study has already been approved by the BCMHSUS Research Committee and you are seeking approval for amendment(s), an annual renewal, or termination of a study, please complete and submit a BCMHSUS Request for Post-Approval Activities Form.
For a copy of the forms above and more information regarding the BCMHSUS Research Committee submission process and deadlines, please contact the coordinator, Karen Chu, at firstname.lastname@example.org.