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Important: The CRCI will no longer be accepting requests after April 6, 2023.

The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative supports research occurring across B.C., and connects B.C. researchers to national and international research collaborations and activities. The process is implemented to benefit B.C.-based researchers and to create an advisory structure to coordinate and align COVID-19 research activities, including maximizing the use of limited clinical resources.


All researchers who wish to realize the benefits of research coordination and are seeking to engage in COVID-19 research.

Types of Services

  • Assistance with recruitment of COVID-19 patients (please note, the BC CDC Consent to Contact Registry Database is no longer accepting applications).
  • Collection or access to biobank samples
  • Clinical research conduct (e.g., seeking principal investigators, participation in longitudinal outcomes registry)
  • Device validation
  • Provincial coordination (e.g., expansion to other Health Authorities)
  • Others