Getting the best from IRAS

1. New to IRAS

If this is your first time to the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) and you’ve never used this system before, then the “New to IRAS” section will help you get started.

What is IRAS?

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) enables multiple application forms to be created for review bodies providing approvals / permissions for health and social/community care research in the UK.

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS):

  • Is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals for health and social care / community care research in the UK.
  • Enables you to enter the information about your project once instead of duplicating information in separate application forms.
  • Uses filters to ensure that the data collected and collated is appropriate to the type of study, and consequently the permissions and approvals required.
  • Helps you to meet regulatory and governance requirements.

Is IRAS for you?

IRAS can be used by:

  • Those who are applying for research approvals / permissions.
  • Those responsible for the review and/or authorisation of individual research projects (e.g. investigators, radiation experts, sponsor representatives, academic supervisors, etc).
  • Applicants for research tissue banks or research databases.

If you perform any of these roles, then you will need to create an IRAS account.