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Researcher Resources

BCEHS promotes research to better inform the organization of best practice and policy in pre-hospital care.

Research approval policy and application process

All BCEHS-affiliated out-of-hospital research projects must undergo a number of review processes. This ensures that all research meets rigorous standards for ethics, accountability and operational compliance.

Step-by-step guide: conducting research with BCEHS

Each research study is unique, so it is best to begin work in conjunction with the BCEHS research lead, who chairs the BCEHS Research Evaluation Committee. The committee meets regularly and is responsible to approve project requests, or to recommend projects for senior leadership review. 

The committee requires that the following documents be submitted prior to consideration for support by the committee and eventual access to BCEHS data:

  • ARECCI Ethics Screening tool (helps determine whether your project constitutes research or is generating knowledge through quality improvement or program evaluation)
  • Research partnership application (PDF)
  • Research summary checklist (PDF) (operational review to determine the risk, impact and benefit of BCEHS participation in a proposed research project)
  • The research proposal that was submitted (or is intended to be submitted) to the Research Ethics Board
Reviews can take six weeks or longer. Reviews vary depending on the timing of monthly meetings, the thoroughness of the initial application, and the extent of the potential risk and impact to BCEHS. 

Please note: BCEHS requests that you share completed research projects and outcomes with us whenever BCEHS data is used, and if the results are to be published, that BCEHS participate in the authorship and be named as such.
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