Welcome to the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
April 2013 - From April 2013, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) no longer exist in England. Arrangements to support primary care research will continue throughout England. Although PCTs no longer exist, IRAS will continue to include reference to historic PCT names and allow applications to be made with the historic PCT site name. This is in recognition of the importance of providing continuity to applicants using well-known geographical boundaries. Guidance on applications for primary care in England is available here.
25 March 2013 - IRAS has been updated to v3.5
An update to electronic authorisations functionality has been implemented that will affect authorisations obtained prior to this version update. IRAS v3.5 also includes significant updates to applications to ARSAC and NHS SSI question 23 as well as withdrawal of the Ministry of Justice form and addition of a new question for Phase 1 CTIMP studies. Additionally, all applications for NHS permission through NIHR CSP are now electronically submitted. All projects in IRAS have been automatically updated to IRAS v3.5 therefore it is strongly recommended that users refer to the Updates page for more information.
|The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS):|
IRAS captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from the following review bodies:
- 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
- Retains familiar aspects of the NRES form system
Please help us to improve IRAS by sending your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments and suggestions will be included in the next review of the system.
- Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
- Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
- NHS / HSC R&D offices
- NRES/ NHS / HSC Research Ethics Committees
- National Information Governance Board (NIGB)
- National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
- Social Care Research Ethics Committee