Submit Project

When your project is ready to be submitted, the next step is to complete a research application. At HHC, this is done through the Integrated Research Information System (iRIS). iRIS is web-based, and therefore allows you to work on your application from any computer, check on the progress of your submission, and communicate with everyone involved with your project, all in one place.

To use iRIS, you must have an existing account. If you don’t have one, click on the link below, then click “Request New Account” and fill out the form when you are prompted.

iRIS Login:

The iRIS user guide and other helpful instructions can be found by clicking on the “help” button in iRIS, once you have logged in.

For assistance with using iRIS, please contact the IRB at 860.972.2893 or

For iRIS technical assistance, please call 860.972.5621.

Determination of Research

The HRPP makes the initial determination whether a potential activity is research involving human subjects. If the activity is not research, or does not involve human subjects, the researcher will receive a letter stating this determination. A determination form (“Request Form - Determination that a Proposed Activity is Not Research or is Not Human Subjects Research” can be submitted using the HHC iRIS system. If there is a question of whether a project is research or not, please contact the IRB.

New Studies

If an activity has been determined by HRPP to be research involving human subjects, then an application for initial review of a new study must be submitted to the IRB. The HHC Main Research Application Form (located in iRIS) is a combined application that includes the study’s grants and contract details and research subject involvement. Study materials, including the research protocol, informed consent document, investigator’s brochure and patient materials are included with the application for IRB review. Once the submission is received in Research Administration, the HRPP staff will process the study’s IRB review. The principal investigator will receive an IRB approval letter and IRB-stamped Informed Consent Document via the iRIS system after the study is IRB approved.

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