SUNY Pre Award and Compliance Systems (PACS) is a new online administrative tool designed to help researchers and administrators better manage grants. PACS integrates up to six aspects of grants management in a single system, including research agreements, financial conflict of interest, IRB and grants management.

All researchers and research advisers will need to create an account to access PACS. This system will be the primary mode of communicating about your proposal will the IRB office. All submissions must be uploaded through this system.

Please refer to the SUNY PACS website link below to sign in or register an account. If you are having issues creating your account, please refer to the instructions or contact our IRB officer.



Self-registration for a PACS account may take a day or more to go through, so plan accordingly

  1. Go to the PACS website
  2. Under “Tools & Applications” select “Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)”
  3. Under “Campus Login” select SUNY Brockport
  4. Login using the your NetID (same username and password that you use to login to any Brockport computer)
  5. Click on “Create New Study” and follow the prompts on the screen.

If you do not have a SUNY account please follow these instructions:

  • Go to the PACS website.
  • Under “Tools & Applications” select “Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)”
  • Scroll down and click “Register”
  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • Click on “Create New Study” and follow the prompts on the screen

Registration is open to:

  • SUNY campus faculty, staff, and students.
  • External SUNY campus partners who need access to the campus site in PACS, including collaborators from other SUNY campuses.

Once you have self-registered, you will receive an email letting you know when your registration has been processed. Your login for the PACS system will be your SUNY email login credentials.


  • PACS works best in Google Chrome. For the best results, open their website in a new window, not just a new tab.
  • With PACS, it is not necessary to combine the proposal form and all attachments into a single document. Instead, you will enter information into a series of online forms and upload documents as necessary. Each document (the protocol form, consent form, recruitment information, instrument(s), etc.) will be uploaded in a specific place. The PACS system is also linked to CITI, so CITI certifications will upload automatically.
  • The IRB office can still be reached through email, but all proposals will be submitted, reviewed and approved through the PACS system. It is best to direct questions about submitted proposals through the PACS system. You can contact the Research Foundation’s Customer Service at (518) 434-7222 or Laura Merkl at 395-2444.