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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.

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All Researchers

Log In to your IRISS account

You must have an IRISS account to log in using your UCID account credentials (IT username and password).

Follow the steps below if you need to register for an IRISS account.

I have an IRISS account but need access to HREBA's committees.
What do I need to do?

Once you have an active IRISS account, email the IRISS support desk at and we will configure your account to include the HREBA committees as selectable options in your application.

Register for IRISS access

You must have an active University of Calgary ID account in order to register for IRISS.


I have an active UCID account (staff or student with IT username, and password):



I DO NOT have an active UCID (including researchers from other institutions):


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

Email the help desk to deactivate your IRISS account. 

    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

    User Guides

    Animal Care Committee (ACC) user guides are posted on the animal care website.  

    User Guides:

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


    Access in IRISS:

    If you are applying to one of the HREBA committees including:

    • HREBA-CC (Cancer Committee)
    • HREBA-CTC (Clinical Trials Committee)
    • HREBA-CHC (Community Health Committee)

    You will need your IRISS account configured to show these committees as selectable options in your application.

    Please email the IRISS support desk at and we will update your account accordingly.


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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.

    Additional Integrations

    The following services are currently integrated with IRISS to streamline the research process.

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    Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta

    HREBA’s Three Committees (Cancer Committee, Clinical Trial Committee, and Community Health Committee), manage all ethics submissions and reviews through IRISS.

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    Chematix™ is a chemical management software solution used at the University of Calgary for a variety of Environment, Health and Safety program functions. IRISS stores all biosafety permits created in Chematix.

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    Human Resources

    PeopleSoft is the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) used by UCalgary. IRISS integrates with PeopleSoft to validate credentials required for researchers.

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    Funds Management

    RMS (Research Management System) manages the pre-award (LOI and Application) and post-award stages for research grants. Throughout the grants life-cycle, RMS interfaces with IRISS to provide a seamless process for grants and awards management, eliminate re-keying of data and heightened transparency into the status of applications at any time.

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    OnCore clinical trial management system (CTMS)

    Clinical Trial Management

    The OnCore clinical trial management system (CTMS) is the University of Calgary's institution-wide system for managing clinical trials. IRISS is integrated with OnCore to provide ethics approval certificates, effective and expiry dates, and accept clinical trial study documents. This efficiency reduces the need to upload duplicate documentation through multiple, stand-alone systems. 

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    Recruit Participants - external

    Find ways to participate in either Research Opportunities or Research Studies across the province. Researchers can indicate in their ethics application through IRISS if the study is actively recruiting participants. Studies looking for participants are then listed on the website in addition to the UCalgary's Participate in Research site. 

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    Watch For

    The following services will be integrated into IRISS soon.

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    Contracts and Agreements

    The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) Legal team assists with drafting, negotiation, and execution of contracts and agreements for researchers who are conducting research through their CSM appointment. Integrations will allow direct access to draft, edit, and submit requests for legal council through IRISS as well as link key documents digitally within the network.

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    Training and Certification

    The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program is used by the University of Calgary to provide required accredited training for researchers. Integrations will allow validation of completed modules to satisfy institutional training requirements.

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