Manage human ethics and animal care protocols

IRISS (Institutional Research Information Services Solution) is an online system that manages all human ethics and animal care protocols for the University of Calgary. Log in below.

The REB Exchange is now live in IRISS. Use REBX to streamline the ethics application process for multi-site research in Alberta. Learn more about REB Exchange

Registration requires a valid UCID & IT username - contact IRISS helpdesk ( for assistance.

Please wait at least 72 hours after receiving your UCID & IT username before you attempt to register for IRISS. 

To deactivate your IRISS account - contact IRISS helpdesk (

The Research Ethics Boards and staff at the University of Calgary are service providers working hard to facilitate your research.  Consistent with the University of Calgary's Code of Conduct, it is expected that all communications between principal investigators, research teams, research ethics unit staff and research ethics board members is professional and respectful.  Abuse will not be tolerated.

Planned Outages

Notice - Regular system maintenance:

Sunday, (weekly): 12 - 2 a.m.

Please ensure you are logged out the system during this time as work that has not been saved will be lost.

Holiday Notice

The CHREB and CFREB offices are closed December 23, 2022 and will reopen on January 2, 2023. Anything submitted during the closure will be processed when the office reopens. Happy Holidays!

IRISS Help Desk


403-210-9300 or 1-855-222-2345

Walk-in Support:  
Main Campus: Math Sciences 773 (7th Floor)   
Foothills Campus: HSC-G204 
Hours: 8:30am to 12:00pm - 1:00pm to 4:30pm M-F

Please provide the following information:

  1. Ethics ID # or ACC Protocol ID # (if initiated or active)
  2. Name of Principal Investigator
  3. Description of the support request