Health researchers in BC are working hard every day to build a stronger, healthier future for all Canadians. But we need your participation.
Ready to make a difference? Join our community of volunteers today and unlock a world of health research opportunities in BC. Create your REACH BC volunteer profile now and discover personalized study matches tailored just for you. Sign up to be part of groundbreaking research that shapes the future of healthcare. Get started and make an impact now!
REACH BC is an initiative of Michael Smith Health Research BC, British Columbia's health research agency. REACH BC helps enable and catalyze health research in BC and is part of the organizational strategy working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system, and the economy.
REACH BC is a place qualified researchers employed by BC Health Authorities, Universities, and Research Institutes can share their health research studies to recruit participants from across BC.
Looking for study participants or patient partners? Share your health research opportunity on REACH BC and get matched to volunteers across BC!
"It's fun! You're interacting with the people who are really dedicated to what they're looking for. They're really receptive to you and they'll answer the questions you have."
"My wife went through breast cancer ... but the reason she is in remission is because of previous generations doing what I'm doing, contributing to medical research".
"It doesn't take a lot of effort on your part. It's easy to do and you have that warm fuzzy feeling that you're helping other people."
Researchers are looking for all kinds of people to participate in their research studies. People with or without medical conditions can volunteer to participate in research in many different ways.
As a volunteer, you can participate as either a patient or a control (a person without the health condition being studied).
Complete an online study
Participate in a clinical trial for a drug
Test a medical device
Donate blood or tissue for research
As a Patient Partner, you will work with researchers to contribute a patient or caregiver perspective to areas such as study design and prioritization of research activities. Use your voice to inform future health research studies and their processes.
Join a research team to help think of new questions and inform research opportunities
Join a research advisory committee and share a patient's point of view
Participate in health research studies by creating your REACH BC volunteer profile, with a personalized dashboard showing you all your study matches.
Tells us about yourself
Start by answering some questions about who you are, your health research interests, any conditions you may have, and how we can contact you. It's free to sign up and anyone 16+ in BC can join!
Get matched with research opportunities
Once matched you'll receive a notification about the potential research opportunity. You can respond and let the research team know if you're interested.
Connect with research teams
Before choosing to participate, you'll be put in touch with the researcher to ask any questions you might have. You can also browse the database to find other studies you might be interested in.
Participate in health research
You can volunteer as a patient partner or health research participant, in an online study, a clinical trial, or other health research studies.
Find a health area that interests you. Search by a medical condition or a health topic.
REACH BC is a non-profit initiative of Michael Smith Health Research BC, British Columbia's health research agency. Our platform matches volunteers with health research studies and the researcher involved, across the province of BC, based on their chosen health categories.
Sign up as a volunteer today and REACH BC will notify you when you're matched with exciting research opportunities.
REACH BC will not release any of your personal information to third parties, participating organizations, and/or other institutions. Your information will only be available to the researcher(s) after you indicate interest in being contacted about a particular study.
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