BC Generations Project, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The BC Generations Project is British Columbia’s largest-ever health study. The Project follows a cohort of nearly 30,000 BC participants who volunteer their health information and biological samples to help researchers learn more about how environment, lifestyle and genes contribute to cancer and other chronic diseases.

Registered Biobank Name BC Generations Project (BCGP)
Biobank Leader Treena McDonald
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries bcgenerationsproject@bccrc.ca
Principal Investigator Drs. Nhu Le and Trevor Dummer
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: