You are: a researcher or a teacher

At the IIR, we understand that access to quality unbiased information is fundamental to conducting solid research and for mentoring tomorrow’s refrigeration specialists. 

As such, you will find hereafter a handful of products and services to assist you in your quest. 




Discover an exclusive collection of seminal informative documents from FRIDOC, the world’s most comprehensive database dedicated to refrigeration information; includes scientific papers from IIR conferences, technical guides, thematic files, and much more. 


Private member benefit: Download quality information resources from the database for free. Find out more 


Consult the FRIDOC database 


IIR events 


Discover the latest developments in the sector and network with key stakeholders at upcoming flagship IIR conferences and co-sponsored conferences dedicated to all refrigeration technologies. 


Private member benefit: Enjoy reduced registration fees to IIR conferences in the equivalent of approximately a one-year membership fee. Find out more 


Consult the upcoming events 


International Journal of Refrigeration 


Published by Elsevier for the IIR, the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR) is the leading peer reviewed journal covering the theory and practice of refrigeration.  

The IJR is essential reading for all those wanting to keep abreast of research in the industry and includes original research papers, review articles, papers presented at IIR conferences and letters to the Editor. 


Private member benefit: Access the complete archives of the IJR dating back to 1978. Find out more 


Consult the IJR 


Personalised documentation search 


Do you have a complex query and require a personalised documentation search? 

Get in touch with the information specialists at the Scientific and Technical Information Department of the IIR. 


Private member benefit: A unique service exclusively for IIR members! Find out more 


Contact the IIR information specialists 


Expertise directory 


Do you have a specific question in one of the following fields?  

  • Cryogenics, liquefaction or separation of gases 
  • Thermodynamics, refrigerants or refrigerating equipment 
  • Biology or food technology 
  • Refrigerated storage or transport 
  • Air conditioning, heat pumps or energy recovery. 

The IIR has developed an international network of expertise covering all fields of refrigeration. 


Private member benefit: Access the contact details of more than 400 IIR experts! Find out more 


Consult the IIR expertise directory 


Industry monitoring 


Keep up to date on the most recent news and developments in the field of refrigeration from across the globe (novel technologies, refrigerant news, case studies, regulation, standards, economy…). 


Private member benefit: Create personalised e-alerts so you don’t miss out on the latest news. Find out more 


Consult the refrigeration sector monitoring


Laboratory directory 


If you would like to conduct scientific research or analysis in a specific area of refrigeration, you can locate an appropriate specialist laboratory using this directory. 

Private member benefit: Access the contact information of specialist laboratories across the globe! Find out more 


Consult the Laboratory directory 


Working groups 


Join your peers, as a private member or as a beneficiary of a corporate member, from industry, academia and research to collaborate on an array of multidimensional projects addressing scientific matters at the heart of refrigeration. 


Consult the IIR Working groups 


Encyclopedia of refrigeration


The IIR's Encyclopedia of Refrigeration brings together a set of synthetic articles on refrigeration technologies and applications. Rather than comprehensively covering a topic, they have been prepared with the objective of providing the main information, while referring the reader to various sources of additional information to go deeper into the subject, in FRIDOC in particular.


Consult the encyclopedia


Free 12-month IIR membership for students 


Find out how you can provide one of your students with a free 12-month membership at the IIR. Find out more


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