CATS - Centralized Application Tracking System
- The College of Health and Human Development
- The College of Nursing
- The College of Medicine
- Hershey Medical Center
All other campuses and colleges will begin using CATS-IRB on July 10, 2014. Information about the all University go-live will be emailed to PRAMS users throughout June and July.
The CATS-IRB system simplifies the process and replaces the PRAMS system for IRB submissions while maintaining the quality of reviews and protecting human research participants. CATS-IRB is the first phase of the larger CATS project, which will also transform processes and systems for animal (IACUC), biohazardous material (IBC), and radioactive isotope (UIC) research submissions. For more information regarding the CATS-IRB implementation and to sign up for training, visit http://www.research.psu.edu/news/2014/cats-irb-live-for-psu-july-10-2014/view.
The IRB Library is used in conjunction with the CATS-IRB system. The library contains a set of policies, procedures, guidelines, checklists, worksheets, and templates that are fully compliant and incorporate maximum regulatory flexibility consistent with good compliance practice. The library also includes an "Investigator Manual" (HRP-103) which is designed to guide researchers through the policies and procedures related to the conduct of human participant research that are specific to The Pennsylvania State University. The documents contained within the library are comprehensive, brief, and easy to follow.