IRISS Updates & Changes
The following is a log of changes which have been made to the Institutional Research Information Services Solution (IRISS). This platform is used by researchers and reviewers to record and organize study information.
|Date effective||Details of Change or Update|
|January – March 2018||IRISS Outages: January to March 2018: The University of Calgary Information Technologies will be upgrading the IRISS platform to improve its usability.
There will be five outages and to minimize the impact they will occur on the weekends. The confirmed and tentative schedule is posted on the IRISS website.
The next one is:
|August 11, 2017||NEW: Reportable Events submission to the Clinical Trials Committee (CTC). The IRISS Reportable Events module is now available to those with CTC reviewed studies. A guidance document can be found here.|
|June 28, 2017||CHANGE: Submitting Reportable Events to the Cancer Committee in IRISS. There is a new module. A guidance document to assist users can be found here.|
|March 24, 2017||UPDATE: The New Renewal SmartForm has been revised|
|March 24, 2017||ADDITION: In the Researcher Profile, the CITI Program (GCP & HC Division 5) Certificate categories have been added. This is an optional place to store study team members’ CITI training certificates.|
|February 22, 2017||UPDATE: The 90 day email notification for studies which are submitted to the Cancer Committee for renewal is no longer being sent.|
|January 6, 2017||CHANGE IN CERTIFICATES: Approvals granted by HREBA will no longer include separate approval letters and certificates. IRISS will produce the elements of these two documents in one certificate. This change will affect all new applications, renewals and modifications after January 6, 2017.|
|December 2016||ADDITION of the Terms and Conditions of Use of IRISS|
|December 2016||ADDITION of information regarding the use of electronic signatures in IRISS.|
|November 4, 2016||Funding page: Updated to collect more information, as HREBA and the other two HIA-designated REBs are aligning their funding pages to strengthen provincial reporting. See linked funding guide to assist with completing/updating this section.
Impact and Operation Approvals Page: Updated to include questions (#6 and #7) regarding institutional appointment/resourcing. Responses to these questions will help determine whether designates at the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary can view an application. Please note that this access has not yet been granted. More information will be provided once an agreement has been finalized between HREBA and the universities.