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IRISS Information

The Institutional Research Information Services Solution (IRISS) is an online platform that gives researchers and their teams an automated workflow when applying for ethics certifications necessary to conduct research with humans or their information.

Users must be registered on the platform.  This is one-time only occurrance.

To register in IRISS you must know the committee to which you are applying: the Cancer Committee, Clinical Trials Committee or Community Health Committee. *  If you don’t know to which committe to apply, refer to this document

  • If your cancer study was transferred from the University of Alberta, you will need to register for an IRISS account prior to being able to access your study; select “Cancer Committee” when registering.  
  • Within 1-3 days, you will receive an email with log in information to access IRISS.


If you have already registered on IRISS and wish to begin a new submission or revise an existing one, log in.


Have a question? Need help with your application or accessing your study? Please see the IRISS Resource Page.


 * You must select the correct HREBA Committee when registering. Be sure you have chosen one of: Cancer Committee, Clinical Trials Committee, or Community Health Committee. This will direct your application to the specific committee.  If you need to know where to apply, information can be found here.

Using IRISS: Terms and Conditions of Use

Terms and conditions for the use of IRISS have been laid out in a document available here.


Electronic Signatures and their use in IRISS

Electronic signatures, or an electronic process, are used in IRISS where, in a paper document, a signature would be required.  More information.

 Not sure? Drop us a line. We’re here to help.