Research Animal Management System

Over the last year, the Office of the Vice Provost of Research (OVPR) has been going through a selection process to select a software package to replace our aging ARIES, POLARIS, SHEPHERD, and ACCR systems. 
After reviewing dozens of possible packages, we are pleased to announce that we have selected a-tune’s tick@lab software suite (  This software will include both IACUC and animal operations functionality – everything from drafting and approving protocols, through requisitioning new animals, through animal care to the end of the animal’s life.
Over the next several months, we will begin configuration of the new software with plans for rollout in the latter half of 2024.
We are excited to introduce this new software and to continue our status as one of the world’s leading research institutions. 

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Grant Financial Management

Available now, manage your grant portfolio using Grant Financial Management (GFM)!

GFM provides researchers and administrative staff a streamlined approach to managing budgets and projections for their sponsored projects. For more information use the button below where a brief video introduction to the system is available along with other resources.

Research, Interests, and Activities

This new application provides Faculty with a single location for the disclosure of outside interests and activities and a method of conducting research-relatedness assessments, thereby facilitating the obligations as required by certain funding agencies and supporting compliance with Penn policies. Specifically, this tool will help identify and manage Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOIs) and includes FCOI training.

RIA integrates with and leverages data from existing Penn systems, including Penn Community, PennERA, HS-ERA, Inteum, and the Research Inventory System (RIS) to simplify the disclosure process.