Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) provides resources to help researchers expand their reach and engage more potential study participants. Recruitment support resources available to researchers with operational approval include:
Posting in the VCHRI study directory
The VCHRI Study Directory is a centralized database to showcase the research studies conducted by VCHRI researchers and provide an easy-to-access online directory for the public to find opportunities to participate in research studies. As per agreement with the UBC Research Ethics Board, VCHRI posts all registered clinical trials in the study directory.
To request recruitment support for non-registered studies, investigators must fill out and submit the Recruitment Support Form.
Promotional email-blast to VCH staff
With a cumulative reach of over 17,000 people, VCHRI can assist researchers with recruitment by sending a promotional email to internal staff distribution lists to raise awareness for their study.
Social sharing on VCHRI’s twitter channel
With over 6,000 followers, @VCHResearch can help reach potential participants across B.C. Twitter promotion is available for both registered and non-registered studies.
Researchers can contact the VCHRI Communications team about featuring their studies or findings in the VCHRI Research Insider newsletter and to request participation awareness materials, such as brochures or resource cards.
REACHBC is a provincial online platform that helps to connect researchers with interested participants. Learn more about how to post your research study on REACHBC.