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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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IRIS Training Presentations

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IRIS In-Person Training Presentations

The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides in-person IRIS research portal training presentations on a request basis for faculty and staff. Training presentations are typically 45 minutes, so they can be scheduled into your department or faculty meeting.

Topics covered in training include:

  • What is the IRIS research portal?
  • Logging in.
  • Creating a new application.
  • Cloning a previous application.
  • Filling in your application:
    • Adding project team members and changing the principal investigator (PI) on an application.
    • Linking an application to an Ontario Tech-administered funding file.
    • Adding attachments to your application and using templates.
    • Finding unaddressed required questions.
  • Working collaboratively with your research team to prepare a Research Ethics Board (REB) application.
  • Locked application files.
  • Workflow and project logs.
  • Exporting your application to a Word or PDF document.
  • Submitting your application.
  • Responding to a request for clarification from the REB.
  • Process for student/post-doctoral PIs and supervisors.
  • Keeping your REB protocol current (renewals, changes, closures and unanticipated/adverse events).
  • Accessing support for IRIS.

To schedule an IRIS training presentation, please email the ORS.