Researchers are required to complete this online form to facilitate ethical review. This data is stored in a secure Island Health database.

Prior to completing this form:

  • please ensure that you have created a safety plan specific to resuming your research study aligned with Worksafe BC and legislative requirements (and, where applicable, with those of your institution). If your research will not require a safety plan, please describe why below in Section 4. of this form.
  • please contact any affected Island Health area and service leaders to confirm their ability to support your study at this time. To request contact information for those leaders, email

After completing this form:

  • You will receive a PDF of your responses when you submit the form.
  • Please submit this PDF with the associated research ethics application or form; your submission to research ethics will not be reviewed without a copy of the form attached. To request a copy of your responses, email
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