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IMPORTANT: Advance notice of essential maintenance work scheduled for 29-30 August 2015 – information for users about expected system availability.

Essential system maintenance will be carried out between 20.00 BST Saturday 29 August 2015 – 02.00 BST Sunday 30 August 2015. IRAS will continue to be available for use, but users will be unable to upload/download documents to/from the form checklists or My Documents area of IRAS during this time.


10 August 2015: IRAS updated to v5.0. This version adds a new combined application form for projects seeking HRA Approval and includes revisions to question A68-2, which is enabled in projects that are eligible or potentially eligible for NIHR CRN portfolio. You are strongly advised to refer to the Updates page for more information.

11 May 2015: HRA Approval now available for health services research studies in England involving NHS staff as participants. HRA Approval, which is the new approval that will be required for research to commence in the NHS in England, is being implemented in phases. From today, studies within the scope of the first phase may apply through this new process. Please refer to the guidance for applicants on the HRA website for more information.

1 April 2015: IRAS updated to v4.0.  This version includes revision to the statements in the Sponsor declaration, which affects e-authorisations for this declaration. It also includes: improvements to the My Projects page, change to password requirements, changes to IRAS project filter defaults, and references to ‘NIGB’ have been updated to ‘CAG’. Please refer to Updates for more information.


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
IRAS captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from the following review bodies:
  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
  • Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG)
  • Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)
  • Health Research Authority (HRA) for projects seeking HRA Approval
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • NHS / HSC R&D offices
  • NHS / HSC Research Ethics Committees
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • Social Care Research Ethics Committee
Please help us to improve IRAS by sending your feedback to iras.queries@nhs.net. Your comments and suggestions will be included in the next review of the system.

 

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IRAS Integrated Research Application System, version 5.0.0, 24/08/2015, IRAS Dataset version 3.5.
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