Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
Applications for the approval of research in the NHS are now
conducted through the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
creating a new study within IRAS you will be asked a number of
filter questions. Depending on your responses a suite of project
specific application forms will be created.
When any of the individual forms are selected a tab titled
Submission will be visible. The Submission tab will detail the
submission process to each of the relevant agencies, additional
more detailed guidance can be found in the FAQs within IRAS.
Please note: in most cases the form will not be
submitted directly from the system and it will be necessary to post
or email the form and accompanying documents to the relevant
As well as a submission tab, each form will also have a
Checklist tab. Here you will be able to complete a project
specific checklist of the documents which should accompany the
There is a lot of help available within the IRAS system with a section of FAQs, guidance
notes for the completion of each question, prompts when responses
to filter questions appear inconsistent as well as an online
tutorial on how to use the system.