January 2023 HRPP Updates

January 30, 2023


  • HRPP staff have transitioned to University Park phone numbers.  

  • Hersey campus (COM) phone numbers will no longer be answered. 

  • Please see website for updated phone numbers.  


CATS IRB Toolkit 

  • HRP 430 & HRP 439: self-assessment worksheets for PIs. All Covid-19 related questions have been removed from the worksheets. 

  • Please be advised that Quality Assurance might contact your team to submit a HRP430/439 as part of their routine work. 

  • HRP 103 & HRP 580 have been revised to reflect changes to data management and sharing requirements put forward by the NIH.  

  • HRP 130 is new standard operating procedures when working with children and guardians 

  • HRP 417 is a new checklist for use when working with cognitively impaired adults. 

NIH Data Management Plan 

  • The new NIH data requirments went into effect 1/23/2023, and are applicable to: primary submissions, resubmissions, and renewals. 

Consent forms 

  • Making HRP 580 primary consent form template and phasing out HRP 585.  

  • HRP 585 is being assigned to a screening procedure associated with consent forms. 

  • The primary consent form template (HRP 580) will go into effect March 1, 2023. Submissions that are under review by this date do not need to use the new templates, but submissions received after March 1st will need to use HRP 580 as their template. 

  • PIs can use consent templates from sponsors, external sites, etc, as long as the consent forms include regularly required elements of consent as well as Penn State's requirements. 

  • HRP 109 is new consent language document available in CATS IRB. The document provides an outline of Penn State's required language for consent forms, and consolidates several existing documents for ease of use.