Who We Are

The British Columbia Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN) was formed in April 2010 as a response to the trend of decreasing industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada and the declining government support for clinical research in BC.

The founding members were the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Providence Health Care Research Institute, the Provincial Health Services Authority (British Columbia Cancer Agency, Child and Family Research Institute), Genome BC, Life Sciences BC, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

It has since grown to become a pan-provincial network of 23 member organizations representing research institutions, health authorities, universities, granting organizations and the life sciences industry. These members are committed to the goal of developing and promoting BC to become a premier international location for clinical research to benefit all stakeholders especially patients.