GW Integrated Research Information Software (iRIS)
Administrative systems and processes must keep pace as the university’s research enterprise grows.
The Office of the Vice Provost 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.
First time logging into GW iRIS? Review the Logging in for the First Time (PDF) reference guide.
OVPR and GW Information Technology (GWIT) are preparing to launch web-based modules that support:
- human subjects research,
- animal research, and
- research with biological agents
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
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.
Each module will have a point of contact for questions and support during the implementation, launch and early use of the tool:
- Human subjects research module: Office of Human Research; [email protected]
- Animal research modules: Animal Research Facility; [email protected]
- Research involving biological agents: Office of Lab Safety; [email protected]