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Training and Compliance

We provide ongoing education and training to ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of all research conducted at Island Health.

Education and Training

We offer education and training through annual events like Five Days in May, Knowledge-to-Action Month every November, and through monthly Research Rounds and collaborative events with academic and community partners.

Online Training

Island Health offers employees and affiliated health professionals free access to online training courses.

Take free online training through the CITI ProgramTo access CITI training, register for an account using Vancouver Island Health Authority as your organizational affiliation.

Available courses include: 

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP). GCP training is mandatory for the conduct of clinical trials. 
  • Responsible Conduct of Research: Life and Physical Sciences
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods/International Air Transport Association
  • Basic Biomedical Research: Ethics
  • Basic Social and Behavioural Research: Ethics

The TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). It consists of eight modules and is applicable to all research, regardless of discipline or methodology. All researchers who intend to engage in research with human participants must take this training.

Quality and Compliance

Island Health is governed by key policies and procedures to ensure all research is efficient, high-quality and regulatory-compliant. Compliance is also monitored through a risk-based audit program.