We’ve heard you: British Columbians are interested in health research, but don’t know how to learn more, or get involved. At the same time, researchers often struggle to find enough volunteers for their research.
REACH BC connects you—the public—with researchers in BC to foster a stronger and healthier future for our province.
Participate in Research
Researchers around the province are looking for volunteers like you to participate in clinical trials and studies. Sign up to be matched with research opportunities.
Find Research Opportunities in BC
Find a health area that interests you. Search by medical condition or health topic.
What is REACH BC?
REACH BC is a joint initiative of the health authorities and university partners in BC. Anyone can sign up to connect with researchers, or to learn more about research opportunities throughout BC. It was created to connect you with health research across our province.
REACH BC is a unique resource that can be used not only by interested volunteers and researchers, but for medical professionals and health organizations across the province.
What is a Research Opportunity?
Research Opportunities take various forms. As a volunteer you can participate in a research study such as a Clinical Trial— observations that involve an intervention or new treatment—or become a Patient Partner and get involved in health research governance, help set research priorities, or work as part of a team to conduct research.
Connect with Research Opportunities in BC
You can shape health research. Once you sign up, REACH BC will notify you when you match with potential research opportunities. If you express interest and the researchers think you’re a fit, you may become an active part of the study.