​​​​Do you have a question inspired by your clinical practice? Do you want to learn more about the research process? Then the Research Challenge is for you!

The BC Cancer Practice-based Research Challenge program offers nursing and allied health clinicians who have little or no research experience the opportunity to learn basic research skills and work with a mentor to develop a small research project that has potential to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

The Practice-based Research Challenge will:

  • Help you learn about research and conduct your own clinical practice project.
  • Provide training, mentorship and funding for you.
  • Answer a question you have about your own clinical practice or in an area of interest to improve patient care.

How does a practice-based research study look like?

Learn more about the research projects that are being conducted by BC Cancer nurses and allied health professionals: 

How can I participate?

  1. Review the 2022 Research Challenge timeline and FAQs
  2. Form a team of two or more people. The Research Challenge is open to all point-of-care staff employees of BC Cancer. At least one member has to be a point-of-care clinician.
  3. Designate a team leader (must be full/part-time, employed at BC Cancer for a minimum of one year).
    • ​​Team leader and team membe​rs must be novice researchers: job description does not include conducting research and/or has not received substantial external funding before (e.g. CIHR funding).
  4. Complete and submit the letter of intent form.

What supports are provided?

  • Training in Research Methods, Patient-Oriented Research, Literature Review, Ethics & Integrity, and Research Budget
  • Two one-on-one consultations
  • Mentorship and guidance
  • Funding: $5,000 for selected teams

When are proposals due? 

  • Letter of Intent: February 11, 2022
  • Full Application: June 17, 2022

For more information

  • Visit our website.​
  • Attend the Overview Session: January 27, 2022 | 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. 
    • Join by Zoom​ or dial 1833 955 1088
      Meeting ID: 640 0462 8783
      ​Password: 772921​​​
  • ​Email Maria Torrejon, coordinator research & evaluation, maria.torrejon@bccancer.bc.ca
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