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.

    1. Access/Register with IRISS
    2. IMPORTANT: Select the appropriate Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) committee.  (If you are submitting to more than one committee, you need to register with each one. Contact us if you have any questions.)
    3. You will be asked to answer a few questions.
    4. Within 1-3 days, you will receive an email with log in information to access IRISS.

 Accessing IRISS to submit an application for ethics review

Once you are registered as an IRISS user, you can go directly to the IRISS login page to explore your study workspace and initiate applications.

 If you’ve accessed the IRISS system in the past, system updates are periodically performed. To ensure that the page loads properly, please clear your cache.

IRISS cannot be used to manage ethics applications that were approved prior to its implementation (January 6, 2014). REB administrators will continue to manage these files as they previously did.

IRISS Training

If you are interested in individual or group IRISS training, send your request to info@hreba.ca