Accessing RISe

Are you new to RISe and looking for information on how to gain access to the system? 

Find out information how to register for a RISe account below.

How to Register for RISe Access

First-time users who are UBC faculty, students or staff are now able to self-register for an account in RISe.

*New to UBC? Please also take a look at our UBC Ethics video tutorials!*

Before you get started, please ensure you have the following information handy:

  • Work Telephone Number
  • UBC Department of Affiliation (if none, provide the name of your Institution and Department)
  • UBC Rank

In order to register for RISe, you must have a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account.

How to register for a CWL

If you do not have a CWL account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create a CWL Account”
  3. Follow the instructions for setting up a Standard CWL Account. UBC employees should sign up as Faculty, Staff, or Student. Non UBC employees are advised to select the Basic or Guest Account option.*
  4. Complete your identification information and choose your own CWL username and password.
  5. Once your account has been created, you will be prompted to check your email for a confirmation message whereupon you are expected to validate your email address.

*If you sign up for a basic or guest account, you will NOT be able to self-register yourself for a RISe account. You will need to contact for access to RISe.  Please provide the following information:

  • *Full First name/Middle initial/Last name:
  • *Work E-mail address:
  • *Work Telephone number:
  • *Rank:
  • *Dept./UBC Affiliation:
  • Main work location (if at hospital):
  • UBC CWL username:

Steps to Self-Register for a RISe Account (available only to UBC students, staff, and faculty)

  1. On the RISe website (, click on the “Research Information Systems Register” button.
  2. Enter in your UBC CWL Login name and Password and click “Continue”.
  3. Click on “Register New Account”. You will only see this option if you have signed in with your UBC Student or UBC Employee CWL account.
  4. Fill out the registration form and then click “Register”.
  5. You will be brought to your profile page. Make sure to check your information and make changes if necessary.
  6. Click on “submit” at the bottom of your profile page. Your account will become active and you will be able to complete a conflict of interest declaration and begin working on your ethics applications.

If you have any questions, please contact

If you do not have a UBC student, faculty or employee CWL account, please email the following information to

  • *Title (e.g., Dr., Mr., Ms, etc.):
  • *Full First name/Middle initial/Last name:
  • *Work E-mail address:
  • *Work Telephone number:
  • *Rank:
  • *Dept./UBC Affiliation:
  • Main work location (if at hospital):
  • UBC Employee number (if available): ** Required for Principal Investigator status
  • UBC Student number (if available):
  • UBC CWL username:  ** if you don't have one, it can be created at

(*Indicates required information)

Are you wondering what browser to use when accessing the RISe system? Find out which browsers are compatible with RISe under Browser Support Information.