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

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 (

Planned Outages

April 29, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

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

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

User Guides

Brief introduction

Training presentation (beginner - REB)

Reportable Events

ACC User guides

HREBA User Guides

  • Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) user guides are posted on the HREBA website.