Schools Registered with IRIS

Want to know how to write an EPQ, present your research or just fill out a Project Initiation Document? Please see our “How to” section.

Young people, real science


‚You're never
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Go to the Projects section to see our 3 exciting new projects coming for the Autumn term:

Please see our new “How to“ guide on data analysis here arrow

It is that time of year again when students are completing their school education before moving on to work or university, if you have worked on an IRIS project and want to keep in touch please join our alumni here arrow.

Free public access to NASA research data can be found here arrow

Amazing Atmospheres has now gone live and we are receiving data from our Carbon Monoxide sensors in schools around the UK, as well as the large multi gas sensor installed at the Eden Project down in Cornwall. To join in the project either register your school via the “Join in” page arrow or if you have already signed your collaboration agreement email us at Please click here arrow for more information on Amazing Atmospheres.

IRIS students have been writing up the research projects as an EPQ. Have a look here arrow at just a few examples of the amazing work being undertaken.

Watch the new introductory overview for IRIS here arrow

“After leaving research to become a teacher I sometimes hanker after those moments of discovery at the cutting edge, but Authentic Biology allows me to rediscover these moments alongside young people. After a few years out of research you could feel de skilled and missing out on the latest progress but being involved in Authentic Biology, discussing our research with scientists in the field allows me to keep abreast of current thinking which makes me a better teacher.“

Nick Harris, Tapton School

Our website is being updated every month with new projects, guides or “how to” guides, please just click on the menu above and have a look at the new items.

We are a charitable trust supporting school students and teachers to develop authentic research in schools. On our project pages you can discover a range of national research projects to participate in. We also can help you to devise and establish your own projects. Please join in arrow with us and we look forward to working with you.

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