Multi-Jurisdictional Research

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BC Ethics Harmonization ​ 

KPU is a member of the Research Ethics British Columbia (REBC) network and part of the province-wide, harmonized system for ethics review of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. This includes recruitment of students at other BC universities or colleges. 

KPU researchers collaborating on multi-jurisdictional projects must submit their ​ethics review applications on the Research Ethics BC (REBC)'s Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP).  

The single, online application process housed within the UBC human ethics module in RISe enables multi-jurisdictional review of research ethics applications. To submit your application for harmonized review in RISe​, review the REBC ​application instructions. 

How to register to access PREP - RISe

To access the Provincial Research Ethics Platform (PREP) for harmonized studies, researchers must first create a UBC CWL account. If you have no current or previous affiliations with UBC, create a basic account for RISe. You will not be able to self-register for a RISe account with a basic account, so the following step is to contact the RISe support team at Please provide the RISe support team with the following information in your email and request your researcher number. The researcher number will only be needed the first time you login to RISe. 

Title (e.g., Dr., Mr., Ms,. etc.):

Full First name/Middle initial/Last name:

Work E-mail address:

Work Telephone number:

Rank (e.g., Instructor, faculty member, ​researcher, research assistant)​:


Main work location (if at hospital):