When you and your family take part in a research study, you are helping us:

  • Improve treatments and find cures
  • Transform care with breakthrough technologies
  • Gain new insight into child health and development
  • Build healthier communities through improved prevention, policy and practice

Current Research Studies

The following studies are led by BC Children's Hospital investigators and are currently recruiting study participants.

Away we grow - Participate in Research

Away we grow

Do you have a toddler under 18 months old? This study will compare the effect of drinking regimens on toddler growth and development from 18 - 24 months of age. 

Learn more here.

CPNDS - Participate in Research

Help prevent drug reactions in children

The Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS) is conducting a national study to determine the genetic link that explains why some children suffer adverse drug reactions, while others do not.

Learn more here.

OCD - School Functioning Survey - Participate in Research

School functioning survey

If you are a parent of an OCD-affected child and youth, or a young adult diagnosed with OCD before the age of 18, take part in this study on how OCD affects/affected school life of students with OCD. 

Learn more here

Evidence to Innovation

Child-Sized KT

Would you like to co-create patient-oriented research?
Share your research involvement story with the research community, and receive a $50 gift card!

“Patient-oriented research” means that parents, patients, researchers and doctors work together to choose research topics, plan studies, share knowledge, and make changes in order to improve healthcare for children and youth.

Who is doing this study?
A group of researchers at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, lead by Dr. Shazhan Amed, are inviting families to co-create an interactive website to make it easier for families to engage in research. 

Who can participate?
If your family participated in a health related study (especially as a research team member/partner) and you are willing to share your story to help other families understand research, you are a perfect fit! 

How to participate?
Please contact the research coordinator at childsizedkt@bcchr.ca or 604-875-2000 ext. 3113 for more information. Thank you, and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!