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

General IRISS assistance: iriss.support@ucalgary.ca

1-403-210-7900; 1-855-222-2345

You must 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

Supported Browsers:

- Internet Explorer version 7 or higher for machines running a Microsoft Windows operating system   

- Safari version 5.1.7 or higher for machines running an Apple operating system

Other browsers may result in some functionality not being supported.


1) All cancer-related ethics applications must be directed to HREBA:CC  http://hreba.ca/hreba-cancer-committee/

2) ALL Principal Investigators must upload their resume into their Researcher Profile in IRISS. New applications will not be processed without the PI's resume.

3) Faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and students are required to complete the TCPS 2 tutorial and upload the certificate of completion into their Researcher Profile in IRISS. Do NOT upload in the documentation section of a study. Register on the TCPS 2 website <https://tcps2core.ca/register>. When registering, be sure to use your institution email address (name @ucalgary.ca)


To register for IRISS - click on the Login link above and complete the registration process. Registration requests are processed every Tuesday & Thursday.

Average Ethics Review Turnaround Time (May 24)

CFREB: 43 calendar days   CHREB: 31 calendar days

Scheduled Maintenance: 

Thursday, June 15: 9:00PM(MST) - 11:00PM(MST)

Sunday (ongoing weekly outage): 1:00AM - 3:00AM (MST)

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