Online Resources

Rural Research Knowledge Hub

To learn about rural health research, approaching research questions involving the health of rural communities of BC and the various methodologies involved, check out the RHSRNbc Rural Research Knowledge Hub page. We will be posting bi-weekly on various topics related to rural health research.

Virtual Meeting and Project Management Tools

Collaborative research has the ability to unite researchers across professions, faculties, and between institutions through their common research interests. Unfortunately, collaborative research, especially collaborative rural health research, often creates geographic distances between researchers, making it difficult to meet and work together as a team. In order to bridge the gap between researchers and facilitate the collaborative research process, we suggest the use of these online meeting forums



Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

Monday is a visual team management tool that enables them to quickly add members, assign tasks, customize workflow, and track the progress of their work to completion.


Zoom is a communications technology company that provides video-telephone and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. It can be downloaded to a computer or a smartphone.



Cloud-based collaboration and project management software that scales across teams in any business.





BlueJeans Network is a company that provides an interoperable cloud-based video conferencing service that connects participants across a wide range of devices and conferencing platforms.


Slack is where work flows. It's where the people you need, the information you share, and the tools you use come together to get things done.





Microsoft Teams

Teams primarily competes with the similar service Slack, offering workspace chat and videoconferencing, file storage, and application integration. You can download a desktop display of Teams or use the smartphone app.


Knowledge Translation Graphic Design Tools & Toolkits


Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, vectors, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.

The Noun Project

The most diverse collection of icons ever. Download SVG and PNG. Millions of free icons or unlimited royalty-free icons with NounPro.


The simplest online image editor. Create your own designs — posts, covers, graphics, and posters using the best software on the web.


Snappa makes it easy to create any type of online graphic. Create & publish images for social media, blogs, ads, and more!

A Toolbox of Research Principles in an Aboriginal Context



Budgeting for KT: Tips, Tricks, and Life Hacks

"A blog post that provides a brief overview of the concepts, tools, and creative tricks we use to help researchers budget for their knowledge translation (KT) activities that is reasonable and achievable."



Data Visualization

The Data Visualization Catalogue




An online guide and library that contains different techniques, tools, and learning resources for data visualization.


Tableau is a powerful and fastest growing data visualization tool used in the Business Intelligence Industry. It helps in simplifying raw data into the very easily understandable format.


Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for                                      mobile-friendly interactive maps. Weighing just about 38 KB of JS, it                    has all the mapping features most developers ever need.


Qlik delivers Business Intelligence software for data visualization, guided analytics, embedded analytics and reporting

Power BI

Microsoft's Power BI is an interactive data visualization software primarily focused on business intelligence. It is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. Use Power BI to merge data from many sources to create interactive, immersive dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and drive business results.

"REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, sophisticated web application for building and managing online surveys and databases, is now available for health researchers in BC. REDCap is a powerful tool that has more sophisticated logic features for health researchers compared to basic survey and database programs." - BC SUPPORT UNIT

"BC Data ScoutTM is BC’s first data feasibility service and one of the initial data services to be offered by the BC SUPPORT Unit. It is the result of collaborative efforts between PopData and the BC Ministry of Health." - PopDataBC

RHSRNbc Publication: Chapter 6 - Reconnecting with nature

The RHSRNbc's sixth chapter seeks to understand how humans may better interact with all ecosystems of Earth
and how we can re-engage with nature, especially in the face of rapidly accelerating climate change.

Explore our Infographic for Chapter 6

Read Chapters 1-6 here.

Health Professionals Guide: Research

Are you a health professional who would like to pursue research? Check out how the steps you will need to consider when conducting research!

Created in partnership with RCCbc and UNBC.




Findings: Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II BC (UNBC)

A study conducted at UNBC looks at understanding the nature of nursing practice in rural and remote Canada.

Academic Journals

For relevant papers pertaining to rural health services and research.


SRPC's Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

CJRM seeks to promote research into rural health issues, promote the health of rural and remote communities, support and inform rural practitioners, provide a forum for debate and discussion of rural medicine, provide practical clinical information to rural practitioners and influence rural health policy by publishing articles that inform decision-makers.

Canadian Rural Research Network

The CRRN offers a library full of rural research.  Additionally, the CRRN website offers information on upcoming rural research events,

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

The six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada.  The National Collaborating Centres offer a variety of free online tools and resources for researchers and decision-makers. Listed below are the six different centres:

McMaster Health Forum

The McMaster Health Forum aims to be “a leading hub for improving health outcomes through collective problem solving” and offers a database (Health Systems Evidence) that offers a wide range of publications and reports on a variety of health-related discourses.

National Rural Health Association

NRHA offers a broad spectrum of publications representing the interests of the rural health community. These publications range from general human interest topics to specific cultural or scientific subjects and are available for sale to the general public.

USDA National Agricultural Library Rural Information Center

The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America’s rural areas.

World Health Organization Library & Information Networks for Knowledge

The WHO Library is the world’s leading library on public health. It provides access to knowledge from WHO and other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle-income countries through a set of low-cost/high-use initiatives.