IRAS

(redirected from Infrared Astronomy Satellite)
Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Infrared Astronomy Satellite: Infrared Astronomical Satellite

IRAS

Integrated Research Application System. A system in the UK which is meant to streamline some aspects of performing research on human patients by automatically completing all forms required for a particular study, including those for ethics committees, governance departments, and the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. The forms are then processed by the relevant bodies. Once global permission is granted, IRAS generates a list of documents needed by local departments—e.g., CVs of local researchers, local versions of patient information and study documentation.
References in periodicals archive ?
At a recent symposium, Trigonis reported on a number of electrostatic discharge failures among a type of LSI transistor that had been installed in equipment being readied for use abroad the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) spacecraft.
An unexpected finding was provided by an infrared telescope that had been sent along to continue the work of the Infrared Astronomy Satellite in surveying stars and other sources in the infrared sky.
Backman of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, reporting on infrared observations at Mauna Kea and Kitt Peak (Ariz.) National Observatory and with the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS), considers the eclipsing object to be a dark cloud with a binary star embedded in it.
The Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS), which in 1983 performed the first survey of infrared sources across the entire sky before finally running out of its vital cooling fluid, is taking on a new job.

Full browser ?