GW Integrated Research Information Software (iRIS)

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Administrative systems and processes must keep pace as the university’s research enterprise grows.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has led a process to identify and acquire an electronic system with the goal of streamlining research compliance operations. The Integrated Research Information Software (iRIS) will automate processes that currently require printed forms, manage workflows, and allow investigators to track the status of their applications and training requirements.

The implementation of the electronic system is an important part of the university’s strategic initiatives in support of research.

This page will be used to update the GW research community about important developments that pertain to the new system.

Login to GW iRIS

First time logging into GW iRIS? Review the Logging in for the First Time (PDF) reference guide.

The Modules

OVPR and the Division of Information Technology (DIT) are preparing to launch web-based modules that support:

  • human subjects research,
  • animal research,
  • research with biological agents, and
  • conflict of interest disclosure and management.

The modules will:

  • allow users to initiate and submit research protocols online;
  • automate the workflow for review of protocols by staff and boards such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC); and
  • provide collaborative tools for studies with multiple sites.

 

Timeline

Each module requires different integrations with university systems, migration of existing data, and user training. OVPR is working closely with DIT to plan the implementation and rollout of each component.

  • Human subjects research module (supporting the IRB): Launched June 1, 2018
  • Animal research modules (supporting the IACUC and ARF): Target go live October 2018
  • Research with biological agents (supporting the IBC): Target go live January 2019
  • Conflict of interest disclosure and management: Target go live January 2019

 

Training

Human Subjects/eIRB Module Orientation

The Office of Human Research (OHR) will host two GW iRIS orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018; 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 2:00 pm

To attend one of these sessions, please RSVP via our online form. OHR will share WebEx details via email prior to the session.

 

Support

GW iRIS Reference Guides

All other reference guides (including how to start/complete an application, etc.) are available within GW iRIS by clicking "Help" in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

Contact Information

Each module will have a point of contact for questions and support during the implementation, launch and early use of the tool: