Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

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A One Stop Application Shop

IRAS is a single, integrated online application system developed to simplify applying for approval or permission to conduct a piece of research in the NHS.

The IRAS form captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from the following review bodies:

  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
  • Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Ministry of Justice
  • 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

Useful Links

To fill out an application form visit the IRAS website

https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/Signin.aspx

For those new to IRAS an overview brochure is available from

http://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/Publications/ResGov/IRAS_leaflet_July_08.pdf

However it is also recommended that users read the IRAS guidance for first time users

https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/Help/UsingIRAS.aspx