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Penn's Adverse Events Reporting System (PennAEs)

The Penn Human Subjects Adverse Events Reporting (PennAEs) component of the PennERA system will be released to a pilot group within the University of Pennsylvania's academic research community this month, followed by a phased rollout to the University at-large later in the fall. Researchers, faculty, and students will be notified when PennAEs is available for campus-wide use.

PennAEs is a web-based software solution that facilitates the tracking, collecting, and reporting of serious adverse events involving human subjects to the Institutional Review Boards of the University of Pennsylvania. Specifically, this system 

  • Provides a central repository of adverse event information that includes historical and current data

  • Provides the ability to create and print a Voluntary Report to Sponsor Form as well as the University of Pennsylvania Adverse Event Reporting Form

  • Provides immediate electronic delivery of reports to the Office of Regulatory Affairs

  • Makes data easily accessible via any web browser 

  • Provides the ability to monitor and maintain information in a consistent and auditable manner 

  • Facilitates annual reporting Adverse event reporting functionality will later be integrated into the core PennERA system.

To access PennAEs, users will need a PennNet ID and password (PennKey and PennKey password after October 14, 2002). Optional training sessions will be available. The training schedule will be published on the Office of Regulatory Affairs' web site upon release of PennAEs.

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about the PennAEs component of the PennERA system, please send an e-mail to or contact Chris Sandy at (215) 746-6266.

--Joseph R. Sherwin, Director of the Office of Regulatory Affairs  


Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002


September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3

A Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's EVP.
Civic House--the community service hub--has a new Faculty Advisor.
9/11 Remembrance
Senate Agenda
At the Convocation last Wednesday, the President and Provost welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
PennERA--Electronic Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes related to sponsored research.
PennKey, a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve network security and protect privacy online.
Remember last academic year? The Models of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.