New website connects people to research participation opportunities

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

March 08, 2017
New website connects people to research participation opportunities

Patients are at the heart of research activities at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). Part of VCHRI’s mandate to support and foster innovative health research is only made possible when people choose to participate in research.

People say yes to research for many reasons. Whether you are healthy or have a medical condition, there are opportunities to participate. Would you lend a hand? Watch the video

To better connect individuals to health research opportunities, and as part of their ongoing health research participation awareness campaign, VCHRI has launched a new website – vchri.ca/participate – that allows the public to more easily search through VCHRI-registered clinical trials and studies. The website’s unique directory categorizes all trials and studies by health condition and/or body system, enabling potential participants to identify areas of study that they’re interested in.

VCHRI is also rolling out transit ads to support the new website and raise awareness about the critical importance of participating in health research. Between March and April, ads will be located on the Oakridge Street trolley routes, including the 99 Commercial-Broadway / UBC (B-Line) to cover the VGH to UBC corridor. 

Visit vchri.ca/participate and help spread the word about this valuable new resource that encourages patients to be part of the discovery and learn more about their own health. Sign up for the In It Together e-newsletter to learn more about health research at VCH.

Register your research study

If you are a researcher involved in research at VCH, please ensure to register your research study or clinical trial on the VCHRI directory. Contact Stephania Manusha stephania.manusha@vch.ca for more information.

If you have feedback about the Participate in Research website, please contact Vivian Sum at vivian.sum@vch.ca.