Administrative and Business

Research Information Systems (e.g., CATS, SIMS), HR Systems (e.g., WorkLion), Research Database (PURE), myResearch Portal, and more.

Animal Research Forms and Software

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a standing committee at Penn State that oversees and evaluates all aspects of the University's animal care and use program. The Committee's composition and responsibilities regarding animal research are mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 99-198).

Animal Resource Program

The Animal Resource Program (ARP) provides veterinary care and disease prevention and health monitoring programs for laboratory animals, wildlife, and agricultural animals; manages laboratory animal facilities at University Park; coordinates animal purchasing and shipping; and offers clinical pathology and histology services, as well as personnel

CATS-IACUC Animal Care

Penn State's Centralized Application Tracking System for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (CATS-IACUC) is used to submit and reference protocol information submitted to the IACUC for use of animals as subjects of research (policy RP04)

CATS-IRB Human Subjects Research

Centralized Information Tracking System-Institutional Review Board (CATS-IRB) is Penn State's online submissions program, used to submit and reference protocol information submitted to the IRB for use of human participants in research (Policy RP03).

COINS Conflict of Interest

Penn State's Conflict of Interests System (COINS) is used to submit Significant Financial or Business Interest Disclosures on a yearly and/or on an as-needed basis as required (policy RP06).


Users would utilize CORES in two situations: 

Dive Safety

The Penn State Scientific Diving Program is an administrative unit functioning under the Office for Research Protections. The Program supervises all compressed gas diving for scientific and educational purposes under Penn State Policy RP09: Scientific Diving at Penn State.

Funding Institutional

Funding Institutional (Formerly SciVal Funding) provides personalized funding recommendations from more than 11,000 public and private sponsors. FI is an online funding solution available to Penn State to support researchers and research administrators in the pre-award s


iLab is a web application being adopted by Penn State shared scientific facilities to manage the process of requesting the use of instruments, equipment, supplies, and technology as well as the process of requesting services or technical expertise.


InfoReady is an automated workflow system used by Penn State as its proposal management system for seed grants, fellowships, awards, and other funding opportuinties to support research. Through InfoReady at Penn State, announcements and applications for Limited Submissions and other opportunities coordinated by Penn State's Office of the Executive Vice

Inventor Portal

Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. The service provides users with many resources; signature programs and tools can help users start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the innovation community. Some resources include:

myResearch Portal

myResearch Portal provides Principal Investigators with real-time, web-based access to administrative data associated with their sponsored research. Users are able to access up-to-date information on proposals, awards, protocols, and accounts.


As part of the Office 365 at Penn State suite, OneDrive offers secure, cloud-based storage that allows users to seamlessly collaborate and access files from anywhere in the world, at any time. With options to view files on both desktop and mobile, OneDrive helps users stay connected no matter where they are.


The Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) supports the University's Research Mission by providing support to all researchers and more than 180 staff members by designing, developing and maintaining web-based software systems in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Purchasing and Procurement

Purchasing Services, a division of Procurement Services within the Office of Auxiliary and Business Services, is the designated authority for the effective and efficient procurement of goods, materials, and services for Penn State.


Penn State Research Portal is the University’s implementation of Pure: an application that stores and allows retrieval of information on investigators, research units, and research output (such as publications). The Penn State Research Portal acts as a public-facing interface that captures research output at the university.

Research Data Acquisition

A "Data Use Agreement" (DUA) is an agreement from a Data Provider that requires a signature/e-signature, or must be acknowledges in some other way in order to recieve data from another party.


The Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) is a user, reservation, equipment, and billing system at University Park used primarly for materials, energy, and environment core facilities at University Park including the Materials Characterization Lab, the 


SciVal is a research assessment tool that provides data on individuals, institutions, research themes, locations and collaborations. The data is provided by Scopus and ScienceDirect, and covers more than 30 million publications from 1996 through the present.


Penn State's Strategic Information Management System allows for the budgeting, internal form processing, submission, negotiation, and reporting of research proposal and award information based on financial and non-financial grants and contracts.

Technology Management

The Office of Technology Managment's (OTM) mission is to protect Penn State intellectual property, identify its commercial potential, and stimulate economic development through the transfer of Penn State technologies to the marketplace.

Unmanned Aircraft Operations

This site is the central point for all parties interested in operating Unmanned Aircraft (UA) under the auspices of Penn State. An unmanned aerial system consists of an unmanned aircraft (UA) together with the supporting equipment to operate it, i.e., the ground station.


WorkLion is Penn State's HR portal; it houses HR resources and a

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