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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing.

You are welcome to join the OpenMRS chat room on

There are numerous IRC clients from which to choose or you can visit our chat room directly right here or your browser using




If you're new, please see for a very helpful IRC tutorial. You can also check

Our IRC channels are available for real-time communication with other community members. They can be an ideal way to get help with a problem you're having, discuss development ideas, or just chat and share information. (We're not always serious!) Please remember: IRC is not meant to be a 24/7 helpline with immediate support. If your question is not answered right away it may be because no one is awake or no one is paying attention.


There are a lot of other commands available. Search the web for information about them.

Check OpenMRSBot IRC Bots for some customised commands.

IRC clients we like



Browser Plugin


Some Internet providers block the ports needed for IRC. If this is the case for you, then you can use a proxy to join the channel through a web browser. You should be able to use this page to connect.

IRC Logs

Our IRC channels are logged 24/7 by BotBot in case you miss anything. Additionally, older logs are archived here on the Wiki and are fully searchable.

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