The Integrated Research Information System (IRIS) project was started in 2012 to put in place a comprehensive and integrated system to serve the University’s growing needs in the area of research management and administration, and to increase the productivity of researchers and administrative staff through automation and tools. The project was initiated by Office of Integrated Information Technology Services (IITS) with the participation of the Library and the Office of Research.
The project was awarded to Thomson Reuters using the platform called Converis. Conversis was later acquired by Clarivate Analytics.
The IRIS Research Publications module was available as beta release on 4 October 2015 and went live on 4 January 2016. IRIS is currently on version 5.10 of Converis as of 8 June 2017.
The IRIS Faculty CV Module will be available as beta release on 16 October 2017 and is scheduled to go live in Nov 2017.
Integrated Research Information System (IRIS) uses the Converis platform from Clarivate Analytics.
Currently it holds two modules, Publication and Faculty CV.
Access IRIS at https://iris.smu.edu.sg
Access is for SMU community only using SMU NT login and password.
The CV module in IRIS comprises of various IRIS entities from internal module or external systems. The IRIS entities driven from internal module are mainly driven by the publication module or system configurations.
External driven entities come from other SMU systems such as ISIS and IFIS, are populated automatically by SMU proprietary data interface links. The automated interface links are carried out once daily. There will be some records of several entities such as Thesis and Dissertation would require editorial involvement even after data ingestion.
1. Implement comprehensive & integrated system to facilitate faculty activity reporting and to generate the faculty CV and other activity reports;
2. Increase productivity by automating processes through back-end integration with existing SMU systems;
3. Serve as archive of records & reports e.g. for AACSB reports which require 5-year retrospective data and
4. Support future strategies and decisions with reports & analytics from historical data & information.
Everyone in the SMU community has access to IRIS. The login and password is your NTlogin and password.
When you login, you will see any items that have previously been uploaded.