From hospitals to research labs to universities, BC is home to world-class infrastructure and resources that support health research innovation. Fully harnessing the power of these resources requires coordination to ensure key technologies and tools are available province-wide across institutions.
MSFHR funds platforms to promote the creation of shared infrastructure that increases BC's national and international competitiveness. The platforms strengthen partnerships and collaborations, enhance the training environment, and promote the application of research to improve health and the health system.
The Technology/Methodology Platform program launched in 2007 with five-year funding to support five platforms:
- BC BioLibrary
- BC Clinical Genomics Network
- BC Proteomics Network
- Centre for Drug Research and Development
- Population Data BC
Phase I funding ended December 31, 2012. Following a closed competition restricted to existing platforms, BC Proteomics Network and Population Data BC were selected in fall 2012 to receive Phase II funding for a further five years.