SUNY RF Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS) is a multi-year collaborative project to support principal investigators, students, and compliance and research administration staff. SUNY RF PACS integrates six aspects of grants management – IRB, IACUC, Conflict of Interest, Grants (proposal preparation), Agreements, and Safety – into a single system. This platform follows the research administration process from beginning to end and allows us to achieve a new level of uniformity and efficiency, while producing valuable data analytics to guide future decisions.
SUNY RF PACS is a modular system and IRB was the first component to be activated at Buffalo State. The IRB module provides a streamlined way for researchers to create and submit protocols for studies involving human subjects. It provides support for initial submissions, modifications, reportable new information, and continuing reviews.
In order to simplify access to the Pre Award and Compliance System (PACS), it is no longer necessary to remember a different user name and password, as faculty and staff can now use their Buffalo State credentials to log in to PACS. Please note that this applies only to faculty and staff; students will still require a separate PACS login.
Although SUNY RF PACS IRB is intuitive and easy to use, we are offering end user training. Participants will learn how to create a study protocol and submit it to the IRB for review. They will also receive an overview of the IRB workflow.
These templates are also available in the SUNY RF PACS IRB Library.
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