Learn more about training requirements to conduct research at Fraser Health.

Updated February 23, 2023

To ensure the safety, quality and compliance of all research conducted at Fraser Health Authority, the Department of Evaluation and Research Services (DERS) provides ongoing education, training and resources for researchers and research staff.

Investigator education

Complete the following training before starting your study:

Type of training

Type of research

Training modality

Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS 2)
All submissions to REB TCPS2: CORE-2022 (online)
Fraser Health’s Research Policies
All submissions to REB ‘Read and Understand’ training (Read the document and sign an acknowledgement statement to document understanding in training log or RealTime eDocs)
Fraser Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality
Studies that require access to health records or use/view personal health information
LearningHub (online)
ICH E6: Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Non-regulated and regulated clinical trials
CITI Program (online) (valid for 3 years) - See CITI Canada Education Program below for registration instruction
Health Canada Division 5
Health Canada regulated clinical trials
CITI Program (online) - See CITI Canada Education Program below for registration instruction
ICH E8: General Considerations for Clinical Studies
Health Canada regulated clinical trials
‘Read and Understand’ training
Fraser Health’s Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)
Health Canada regulated clinical trials
‘Read and Understand’ training
Introduction to Fraser Health Finance and MicroStrategy FAR - Introduction
Studies that use Fraser Health’s cost centre
LearningHub (online) (optional, but highly recommended to manage finances)

Contact Manager, Clinical Trials & Business Development with questions.

Research staff (e.g. clinical research coordinator, research manager, etc.) training

DERS training resources (e.g. Research Staff Onboarding Training Checklist, SOPs, etc.) are available on Fraser Health’s SharePoint site.

Please check with your supervisor to confirm required training for your role.

DERS research workshops and events

Check out Research, evaluation and knowledge translation education and events for upcoming workshops and events at DERS and subscribe to Research Currents: Your Fraser Health Research News for the newsletter.

Online resources

  • Clinical research coordinators listserv

    All clinical research coordinators (CRC) and other research staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for the CRC listserv to ensure they receive pertinent communications, such as upcoming training opportunities and regulatory updates. Please email siti.rahmaputri@fraserhealth.ca to be added to the listserv.

  • Tri-council policy statement: Ethical conduct for research

    All researchers and research staff who intend to engage with human participants need to complete the TCPS2: CORE-2022. Please retain the certificate of completion.

  • The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) - Canada Education Program

    Thanks to Clinical Trials BC who has funded and managed the provincial BC membership since 2017, as a member of the Network of Networks (N2), all Fraser Health researchers and research staff have access to the CITI-Canada Program. The courses include a quiz after each module to test the learner’s knowledge.

    Available courses:

    • Good Clinical Practice
    • Health Canada Division 5: Drugs for Clinical Trials Involving Humans
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods/International Air Transport Association (TDG/IATA)
    • Biomedical Research Ethics Tutorial
    • Social and Behavioral Research
    • Responsible Conduct of Research – Life Science
    • Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) – Canada

    How to register:

    1. Register and select “Fraser Health Authority” as your affiliate organization
    2. Fill in your name and email address
    3. Complete the user name and personal profile sections
    4. Select your courses
  • LearningHub

    The LearningHub provides classroom and online training services that is open to health care employees, physicians, students and volunteers at six BC health organizations and HEABC-affiliated organizations.

    Available courses include, but not limited to:

    • Fraser Health New Employee Required Learning
    • Fraser Health New Volunteer Orientation
    • Fraser Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality
    • Introduction to Indigenous Health
  • Good documentation practice training

    In addition to the CITI-Canada Program, N2 is providing its members a Good Documentation Practice (GDP) training through Dualcode. The course is based on the training created at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network in Toronto. The course includes a quiz to test the learner’s knowledge.


    1. Create a new account
    2. Go to “My Course”
    3. Select “Source, CRFs and Good Data Management” course
  • Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP) Learning Management System

    Clinical Trials BC have partnered with ACRP to provide researchers and research staff across B.C. free access to their e-learning library of educational courses.

    Available courses include, but not limited to:

    • ACRP Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Simulation
    • ICH Gap Analysis Tool
    • ACRP Certification Exam Preparation eLearning Program

    If you are interested in accessing this resource, send a request to clinicaltrialsbc@healthresearchbc.ca along with your first and last name, email address and research location.

  • Clinical Research Professional (CRP) Certification Program

    Clinical Trials BC offers fee reimbursement for clinical research professionals taking SoCRA and ACRP tests. Besides financial support, Clinical Trials BC also provides a bundle of resources including recordings of exam prep sessions, study materials, and practice test on our electronic Community of Practice (eCoP).

    Learn more about the Clinical Research Professional (CRP) Certification Program.

  • Alberta Clinical Research Consortium's (ACRC) Glossary and Common Terminology

    ACRC developed a Glossary and Common Terminology that you can use as a reference.

Other organizations providing professional development in B.C.

  • Clinical Trials BC

    Clinical Trials BC (part of Michael Smith Health Research BC) supports clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Their mission is to maximize the health, education and economic benefits of clinical trials to B.C. citizens.

    Subscribe to their newsletter for upcoming events, news and updates.

  • Clinical Research Professionals of BC

    Clinical Research Professionals of BC (CRPBC) is an informal, inclusive group of over 750 Clinical Research Professionals who work in B.C. CRPBC provides networking and professional development opportunities for everyone working in the clinical research profession - whether on grant-funded or industry-sponsored projects.

    Subscribe to their mailing list for upcoming events.


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