Island Health's Permission to Contact for Research Program provides information about research opportunities to interested patients as part of their care, and helps researchers connect with eligible study participants.
Since 2013, more than 12,000 patients have registered to be notified of potential study opportunities for which they may be eligible.
Researchers can apply to access this registry, which enhances study enrollment by pre-screening interested patients and notifying them about the opportunity. Cost-recovery fees apply, and depend on the cohort size and eligibility criteria.
The program currently operates in the following areas:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Diabetes (types I and II)
- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
- Medical genetics
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myocardial infarction
- Pediatric neuropsychology
- Spinal injury
- Surgical (general, gynecological, urology, orthopedics, plastics, dental, other)