Regional centres are the first point of contact for stakeholders located outside of the Vancouver region. The Vancouver hub serves as the first province-wide point of contact for stakeholders, and is one of five regional centres in British Columbia along with the Fraser, Interior, Northern and Island centres. The provincial hub in Vancouver and partner organizations serves stakeholders within Vancouver.
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Roles of Regional Centres:
- Build on existing scientific capacity, expertise, infrastructure and connections among health authorities, universities and other organizations in each region
- Link researchers and knowledge users with regional and provincial services
- Link with each other and with methods clusters through the provincial hub
*Our stakeholders include researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers who are already involved in patient-oriented research or who would like to become involved.