Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Announcement - CATS IACUC Pilot: 

The pilot release of CATS (Centralized Application Tracking System) IACUC, a new online system replacing PRAMS and paper for animal care and use submissions, has continued this fall, and a full roll-out is planned for the end of the this year/beginning of 2018.  

Researcher training is now avaialble:

During the pilot release, triennial renewal submissions for protocols must be submitted in CATS IACUC .The current protocol number will be maintained. Principal investigators of these protocols will receive direct communication from the CATS team and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program about this requirement 90 days prior to the submission deadline, and training will be provided. Thanks to valuable feedback from those involved in the pilot to date, several form improvements are being implemented prior to the general launch.

Looking for College of Medicine IACUC?

Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine should access information about their IACUC on the Infonet. This website is for the IACUC that serves University Park and all Commonwealth campuses except Hershey.


log in to the PRAMS system for IACUC submissions
Log in to the IACUC System (PRAMS) 
Online Protocol Review Approval and Management System (PRAMS) for research submitted to the IACUC.  College of Medicine should access their IACUC submission requirements via the Infonet.
Training and Medical Assessment
Required training applicable to faculty, staff, technicians, students, volunteers and visitors working with animals in activities or under auspices of Penn State at University Park and all Commonwealth campuses except Hershey.
IACUC Committee page
About the IACUC
About the University Park Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including meeting dates.
AAALAC Accreditation
AAALAC Accreditation
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
standard operating procedures
Standard Operating Procedures
Intended for Principal Investigators who are developing or conducting protocols that involve certain procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions

Animal Use FAQs

policies and guidelines
Policies and Guidelines
Online Protocol Review and Management System for research submitted to the IACUC.