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Research using ionising radiation

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) is a single online system for applying for permissions and approvals for health and social care/community research in the UK.
It streamlines the process for seeking relevant approvals, as researchers no longer need to enter the details for a single project in separate application forms.

IRAS can be accessed at

Since 1 April 2009, all applications to NHS Research Ethics Committees are made using IRAS.

Where application forms for ethical review were completed in the NRES form system or using the prior paper-based systems, IRAS includes the facility to create a minimal dataset in IRAS. This contains sufficient information to create new SSI Forms, notices of substantial amendment and ARSAC forms.


Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)


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