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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.

Log Into IRISS

University of Calgary

University of Calgary Researchers

LOGIN using IT username

University of Calgary researchers log in using your UCID and IT username.


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HREBA - All Other Researchers

LOGIN using HREBA username

All other researchers without a UCID can log in using HREBA registration.

Register for IRISS Access


University of Calgary Users


If you have an active staff or student UCID, IT Username, and Password:


If you DO NOT have an active UCID, complete the following steps:


Once approved, you can log-in to IRISS through the main log-in portal above.

Email the help desk to deactivate your IRISS account. 



HREBA - Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Users

Visit: HREBA registration page

  • Clinical Trials Committee (HREBA-CTC) 
  • Cancer Committee (HREBA-CC)
  • Community Health Committee (HREBA-CHC)
  • External view access for Covenant Health (CH) or Alberta Health Services (AHS)

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

Planned Outages

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

Regular System Maintenance:
Sunday, (weekly): 12:00 - 2:00 AM

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Multi-Site Research in Alberta

The REB Exchange (REBX) streamlines the ethics application process for all multi-site research in Alberta. It’s a simple, easy-to-use tool, built into your ethics application through IRISS.

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AHS Operations Application

If your research requires access to Alberta Health Services (AHS) areas or facilities, data or IT systems, patients or staff, the necessary approvals for each resource requirement must be obtained.

Participate in Research

Recruit and Participate

Participate in Research is an initiative led by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) to support researchers to recruit human participants. To see your study or trial published on the Participate in Research website, simply opt in during your ethics application in IRISS.