About

Health research changes lives.

Researchers at Vancouver Coastal Health are world leaders in turning discoveries into clinical care that impact lives in British Columbia and beyond. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is one of Canada's top-funded health research organizations. With your support, our research improves patient health and unlocks the potential of new drugs, treatments and medical devices.

Your participation today brings hope for the future.

Ask your doctor or health care provider about research studies that are looking for participants.

The research team will explain the study purpose and procedures to you. Learn what it means to participate. Make sure all your questions are answered to your satisfaction before agreeing to participate.

If you meet the study criteria, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form. Informed consent is an ongoing process of learning and understanding about a research study that will continue throughout your study participation.

Participation in research is voluntary. You have the right to decide if you want to take part. You may withdraw at anytime without providing a reason. Your information will be protected and kept confidential.