Recruitment support and study coordination.

Updated July 5, 2023

The Department of Evaluation and Research Services (DERS) CRU offers a wide range of services to clinical investigators conducting research at Fraser Health. The DERS CRU is comprised of clinical research professionals that support all types of sponsored-studies.

Our services include:

  • Study start-up operations
    • Feasibility review
    • Research ethics board application preparation and submission
    • Fraser Health institutional approval submission (including Fraser Health departmental agreements for study required services; for example: lab, imaging, health records, etc.)
    • Informed consent development
    • Contract and budget negotiation
    • Setting up initial regulatory files
  • Study activities
    • Patient recruitment, screening and consenting
    • Patient follow-up (for example: study visits and interviews)
    • Data collection and entry
    • Host monitoring visit
    • Maintaining and updating regulatory files
    • Ensuring protocol compliance
    • Setting up the Clinical Trial Management System (if applicable)
    • Financial management
    • Research ethics board ongoing submission (for example: renewal and amendment)
  • Study close-out operations
    • Archiving study files
    • Research ethics board close-out submission

Requesting Services

Research support services may be available at some sites depending on a feasibility assessment and other factors, typically on a cost-recovery or fee-basis. If you are interested in discussing the services available, please complete and submit the Request for DERS CRU services form to