CBR in BC Quarterly Meetings


The BC Community-Based Research (CBR) Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and discuss the direction of research for HIV, hepatitis C and related conditions in the province. Meetings include time for project networking, updates, development of small working groups to move joint issues forward and exploring important methodological, ethical and other topical issues.

The original impetus for these meetings came from PAN and our member organizations, as well as other key allies including the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE), and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Together these representatives identified a shared desire to formalize meetings to allow for greater communication and coordination among CBR practitioners in the province. PAN facilitates these meetings and we are pleased to play a strong role in supporting a vital network of CBR practitioners interested in HIV/AIDS and related issues.

The meetings further the development of partnerships amongst researchers, organizations and academics to build effective CBR networks that span the entire province. We welcome participants from across the country to join these virtual sessions. Scroll down for meeting minutes.


Ethical Inclusion of People with Lived Experience

The ad hoc Honoraria Working Group was formed to examine common issues surrounding honoraria and compensation for peer research associates (PRAs) and to outline best practices when developing compensation plans and policies for community-based studies. This group developed the CBR Tip Sheet – Compensating Peer Researchers.

For more information on the BC CBR Quarterly Meetings and how you or your organization can become involved, please contact PAN’s Director of Evaluation and Research, Joanna Mendell: joanna @ paninbc.ca.


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