Following changes to PHSA’s privacy review process for research studies in April 2017, Research and Academic Services has made available new online privacy resources for the research community.
Research studies are no longer required to complete a privacy review intake form or undergo a Privacy Impact Assessment (or “PIA”) at the PHSA Information Access and Privacy Office.
Instead, the Research Privacy Advisor will now conduct a privacy review, when necessary, at the same time as the Research Ethics Board (REB) review and the privacy review will be included with your other ethics documents on RISe - UBC's online ethics application submission system.
This new process streamlines the privacy review process and reduces bureaucracy while also ensuring that research conducted at PHSA is carefully reviewed for privacy considerations.
We invite you to check out the new privacy resources developed by PHSA’s Research Privacy Advisor and her colleagues to learn more about the privacy review process for research studies.
You’ll also find information and tools to help move your research forward while minimizing privacy risks, including:
We welcome your feedback as these resources continue to evolve.
Please contact Holly Longstaff, Research Privacy Advisor, Research & Academic Services.
Holly Longstaff, PhD
Research Privacy Advisor
Research & Academic Services
Provincial Health Services Authority
700-1380 Burrard Street
V6Z 2H3 Canada