Community Research Services

VCH Research Institute offers support and training related to research process for our research teams in Richmond, Community, Lions Gate and Coastal.

Richmond and Community Research Support

Richmond and Community of Care Researchers can receive support and consultation on:

  • Research design, basic data collection and analysis
  • Research ethics board applications
  • Approval process through VCH Research Institute
  • Funding opportunities

Nursing and allied health researchers can receive advice from colleagues with similar interests by posting on Inspirenet, BC’s electronic community of practice for nursing and allied health research. 

Lions Gate and Coastal Research Support

 We provide the following assistance to researchers at Lions Gate Hospital and Coastal:

  • Basic research design
  • Recruitment planning within the Coastal Community of Care
  • Research ethics board applications
  • VCH research approval
  • Funding opportunities

Support on Biostatistical and Data Analysis

Formal biostatistical assistance can be obtained through Masoud Yousefi (

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation [C2E2] provides evidence-based advice that supports and advances a sustainable health system.