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Accessing PRAMS from Locations Outside of the Penn State Network

Users connecting to PRAMS from a computer outside of the Penn State Network (e.g., home, airport, hotel, etc.) need to connect to the Penn State’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) client before attempting to login to PRAMS. For information on the VPN, please read the ITS article titled Information on connecting to Penn State using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Once successfully connected to the VPN, go to to login to PRAMS.

Need More Help?

If you are experiencing problems trying to connect to the VPN, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at (814) 863-2494 or If you are a Mac user and experiencing problems, you may also want to review the Snow Leopard Penn State VPN Configuration documentation.

Have Questions about your Submission?

If you were successful in connecting to the VPN and logging into PRAMS but need your account enabled or have questions about your submission, please contact the Office for Research Protections (ORP) at University Park at (814) 865-1775 or or the Human Subjects Protections Office (HSPO) at the College of Medicine at (717) 531-5687.


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