BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre is a research and teaching hospital. Research helps us improve our care and teaching.
If you are a patient at BC Women's, during your visit, you may have a chance to participate in a study or be asked if you are interested in research studies involving your baby.
By becoming involved in a research study, you are making an important contribution to the health of women over their lifespan and their babies.
Our goal is to support research that translates from the lab, to the bedside to society in order to make a practical and meaningful difference in the health and health care of women and babies in British Columbia.
BC Women's doctors, nurses, midwives and scientists are studying and researching so we can provide the best health care for women and their families, including their emotional, mental, social and physical well-being.
Research at BC Women's is directed through the Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI). The WHRI is a real and virtual organization designed to facilitate women's health research while providing a community for women's health researchers.