iRIS Education and Training

iRIS serves as the Protocol Review and Monitoring System (PRMS) for all DF/HCC research.

This page contains educational resources to supplement the detailed guidance and work instructions found on the iRIS WIKI. The goal of these presentations and training tools is to focus on frequently asked questions and topics relevant to the study team, to provide operational guidance, and additional tools and tricks for using iRIS as a researcher.

Please contact with questions about the resources on this page.

Please visit the iRIS Readiness Center for additional information and updates related to iRIS.

Phase I Focus - May 25, 2021

Topics Discussed: Changes to Order Set Build Process (Phase I and I/II), Dose Cohort vs. Amendment, Strategies for Multiple Amendments

Updated Amendment Feasibility Routing (Nursing/Pharmacy) - April 29, 2021

Additional Topics Discussed: Submission of the Consent Form with NPA, Pregnant Partner Consent Form Review Process, Obtaining Projected IRB Dates, and Managing Multiple Amendments

Institutional Biosafety Reviews and General iRIS Q&A - March, 2021

Updated CTEP Amendment Form for NCI CIRB Studies - February, 2021

Updated NPA Feasibility Routing (Nursing/pharmacy) and iRIS Navigator - January, 2021

Tracking Submissions in iRIS: A Guide for Study Teams 

Subsite Visibility and Routing


Additional Training Slides:

iRIS Access Training (institution and role-specific)

eLearning with HealthStream (BCH, BWH, DFCI, MGH)

BCH, BWH, DFCI, and MGH make use of the Healthstream system for eLearning training courses. Contact your local super-user to determine which training session is most suited for your role and follow the instructions below.


  • Login to HealthStream via your institutional intranet
  • Navigate to the "Catalog" tab at the top of the screen
  • Search the HealthStream catalog for the training session that corresponds to your role
  • Contact your local Clinical Trials Office/Team SuperUser for more training information or support

eLearning with myPath (BIDMC)

myPath courses will be automatically assigned to staff who have confirmed their need for iRIS access.

The following roles will see eLearning assigned to them:

  • Study Team Members (CRCs, Managers, etc.)
  • Investigators
  • Feasibility Reviewers (Nursing, Pharmacy, Ancillary)
  • Sign-Off Only Reviewers

Any users who did not receive the courses they were expecting should reach out to