Affiliated Researchers: Information for Academic Researchers who wish to conduct research in Fraser Health
Scope: Please note that this requirement applies to research that needs to be conducted in Fraser Health owned and/or operated sites only. It does not apply to research that can be conducted in the Fraser Valley but that is outside of the direct Fraser Health Authority jurisdiction, e.g. private physician offices, community centres.
Definition: Affiliated researchers are non-Fraser Health researchers who have been granted ‘affiliated status’ with Fraser Health. Fraser Health has ‘Research Affiliation/Collaboration’ Agreements’ with academic institutions which lay out the institutional requirements under which a non-Fraser Health researcher can become affiliated with Fraser Health. In order to obtain ‘affiliated’ status, the non-Fraser Health researcher will be required to sign-on to the ‘Agreement’ for their particular academic institution.
Fraser Health has ‘Research Affiliation Collaboration Agreements’ with the following academic institutions:
Starting the Application Process: In order to initiate the process for obtaining affiliated status, the following documents must be submitted (emailed) to Magdalena Newman, Research Development Specialist, Department of Evaluation and Research Services:
Following confirmation of eligibility, the applicant will be informed of the next steps in the process for obtaining affiliated status.
Questions: Please contact Kate Keetch, Research Development Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provision of Services to Non-Fraser Health Researchers
Some academic researchers who are conducting research that is already approved by their academic institution’s Research Ethics Board may only require access to data, such as health record data, or for example, access to patient care areas to post posters for subject recruitment. Fraser Health’s policy on the Provision of Services to Non-Fraser Health Researchers permits researchers to obtain these services as long as the Fraser Health requirements, detailed in the policy, are complied with by the researcher.
Health Records requires non-Fraser Health researchers (i.e. those that are not affiliated) to use the Health Records Approval Form for External Researchers.
For more information, contact Susan Chunick at email@example.com.