At the BC Cancer Agency, the institutional approval is part of the grant application package. When submitting a grant, a standard signature package is required, including:
• BC Cancer Agency Cover Sheet Form
• Summary of the research proposal
• Budget summary and justification
• Funder signature pages
• University cover sheet (if applicable)
The Cover Sheet Form includes a resource impact statement, and must be signed off by both the BC Cancer Agency department head and VP Research (or delegate). It should be noted that clinical trials research (System and Radiation Therapy) at the BC Cancer Agency follows a separate process for institutional approvals and is under the purview of the BC Cancer Agency Clinical Trials Unit and Radiation Oncology Research department. Clinical trials undergo a departmental approval process prior to undertaking the REB process and then proceed to institutional approvals. Contact these departments directly for additional information.