BC health research strategy update >> November 2012

15 November 2012

The planning phase for BC’s health research strategy is complete, including key informant interviews and the establishment of a planning team, advisory board and reference group. A framework document that outlines background on the province's health research enterprise and considerations for maximizing BC's health research enterprise is nearing completion and will serve as the basis for consultations beginning in January 2013.

The BC government requested the development of a health research strategy aimed at achieving greater coherence across BC’s health research enterprise. Health research leaders (health authorities, universities, research institutes) met in April 2012 and agreed to participate; they endorsed MSFHR to facilitate the strategy’s development. A preliminary planning phase, including key informant interviews and the establishment of a planning team, advisory board and reference groups, is complete.

Government has requested a document this fall that provides:

  • Background on BC’s health research enterprise, including some of the impacts arising from the last decade of investment.
  • Directions for consideration towards maximizing BC’s health research enterprise.
  • A framework for a more comprehensive provincial health research strategy.

To learn more about the project, contact:

Cindy Soules
Manager, Research Programs (Provincial Initiatives)
604.714.6335
csoules@msfhr.org

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