Submit a Request

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

Submission Process

Request forms will be accepted until April 6, 2023
The process is operationalized collaboratively by representatives from several organizations, including from the Ministry of Health, academic institutions, Health Authorities, and the BC Centre for Disease Control.
  1. Please complete a request form and upload additional material, if applicable. You will be contacted shortly by the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative team confirming receipt of your request.
  2. After your request form has been logged by the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative team, it will be processed. You may be contacted by a member of the team seeking additional information about your request.

Submit Request Form

The request submission form can be accessed through REDCap.