CATS IACUC Pilot Coming January

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Office for Research Protections     |     Institutional Animal and Care Use Committee (IACUC) 

The Institutional Animal Care and Use programs at University Park and the College of Medicine have been working with the Office of Research Information Systems to bring a new IACUC submission program to Penn State. CATS IACUC is a user-friendly online application system that streamlines and allows for re-use of information on research teams and procedures; provides a transparent workflow for researchers; improves the ease and documentation of communications about submission reviews and changes; and simplifies the annual and triennial review processes. CATS IACUC will eventually be replacing PRAMS and paper submissions. System training and piloting for select users is projected to begin in January 2017. More information about the general launch will be coming in spring 2017.