The BC SUPPORT (SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support patient-oriented research in British Columbia. We provide services, training, and support to stakeholders engaged in patient-oriented research.
Patient-oriented research (POR) requires the input of patients, researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers. We aim to support POR through two main areas of focus: doing and studying. We support patient-oriented research teams to do research, and help bring research teams together to study the best ways to do POR.
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Who We Are
We provide services to researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers, and facilitate initiatives identified as provincial priorities.
We're a component of the BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN), which also includes Clinical Trials BC (CT BC) and Research Ethics BC (RE BC). BC AHSN oversees the Unit, CT BC and RE BC.