IRB Submission

HMC uses a web-based submission program called CATS to submit IRBs. The link to CATS is You will use your PSU user ID and password to log in.

  • Please contact Chelsea Stephens by phone (X285654) or email ( if you would like to start a new IRB. A meeting will set up to discuss your IRB.
  • Chelsea will show you how to navigate CATS and explain to you what questions and IRB templates you will need to complete.
  • For existing IRBs, she will help you submit the annual continuing progress reports and any modifications that you would like to make.
  • Chelsea will contact any personnel that need to complete CITI training (CITI training must be completed by all personnel before the IRB can be submitted).