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NOTICE: On Saturday morning, April 29, 2017, from approximately 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., PRAMS document services will undergo a software upgrade. Users should avoid uploading PRAMS documents, including accepting PRAMS eSubmissions, during this time as they may not be retained. In addition, users may see errors when trying to access PRAMS documents during this time. This notice will be removed when the upgrade is complete.

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Announcement - CATS IACUC General Release

The general release of CATS IACUC (, a new online system replacing PRAMS and paper forms for animal care and use submissions, is effective as of 12/26/2017 for Hershey researchers and 1/2/2018 for all other Penn State researchers. As of these dates:
  • The requirement for triennial/de-novo renewal submissions to be submitted in CATS IACUC ( will continue.
  • New animal protocols must also be submitted in CATS IACUC (
  • NOTE: All New and triennial/de-novo submissions for Preserved Animal protocols will continue to be submitted in PRAMS (for non-Hershey researchers).
  • All annual renewals and amendments for protocols currently approved via paper forms (Hershey researchers) should continue to be submitted using paper forms available on the Hershey Infonet IACUC web site.
  • All annual renewals and amendments for protocols currently approved via PRAMS eSubmission should continue to be submitted in PRAMS.
Remote and in-person CATS IACUC training is available and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR NEW USERS.

Additional information, including for CATS IACUC training, is online at (for Hershey researchers) and (for all other Penn State researchers).