Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


1. Holiday Protocol Submission/Review Schedule Information

To accommodate the University’s winter holiday closing schedule, any submission (new, modification, renewal) requiring 2018 protocol review by the University Park IACUC must be received by the Office for Research Protections (ORP) on or before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Full information about the winter 2018 submission deadlines and normal submissions deadlines is online at

The IACUC submission deadline schedule for Penn State Health and the College of Medicine will continue to follow the normal schedule online at

2. New IACUC Applications must be Submitted in CATS IACUC

New IACUC applications and triennial renewals must be submitted through CATS (Centralized Application Tracking System) IACUC, a new online system replacing PRAMS and paper for animal care and use submissions. The ORP will continue to accept and review submissions in PRAMS for: submissions for protocols already started in PRAMS as of January 1, 2018; Annual Reviews and Modifications for approved PRAMS protocols; and Preserved Animal Applications for teaching and research. 

For triennal renewals moving from PRAMS to CATS IACUC, the current PRAMS protocol number will be maintained. Principal investigators of these protocols will receive communication from the IACUC Program about this requirement 90 days prior to the submission deadline. 

Researcher training is now available:

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.