Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

PACS - SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System

Accessing SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)

If you already have both my.newpaltz.edu AND SUNY PACS Accounts you can log into my.newpaltz.edu:

  • For Faculty/Staff: Employee Resources folder, listed as SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)
  • For Students: Academic Folder, listed as SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)

If you DO NOT have a SUNY PACS Account, please request one at the following link:

PACS Account Self-Registration

***Please be aware of the possibility of running into the situation when requesting a PACS account, where you will receive a message, Invalid User Please Try Again.  Please clear your browsing datacookies and cache and then try again.


If you have a SUNY PACS Account but not a my.newpaltz.edu account, please follow this link to log in:

SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System Login



SUNY PACS accommodates six requirements of grants management in a single system. It is a multi-year collaborative project involving all SUNY campuses. The platform follows the research administration process from beginning to end, enabling a new level of uniformity and efficiency, while producing valuable data analytics to guide future decisions.

 Six Modules

Agreements New Paltz went live in April 2017!

As SUNY’s authorized representative for externally funded grants and contracts, the RF negotiates agreements with government, industry, nonprofits, foreign sponsors and other potential collaborators. The Agreements Module streamlines the campus routing, tracking and management of any type of third-party agreement associated with grant and contract activities, including non-disclosure, facility use, and equipment use agreements.

Conflict of Interest (COI) New Paltz went live in May 2017!

The term “conflict of interest” (COI) refers to situations in which financial or other personal considerations of key staff on a sponsored program may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, the design, conduct and reporting of the research. Such outside interests need to be disclosed, reviewed and managed so research objectivity can be assured. The COI Module manages multiple types of disclosures, certifications, reviews and reports required by the federal government and other sponsors.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) New Paltz went live in October 2017!

Before any human research can be conducted, the federal government requires an institution to have an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which oversees the safety and rights of human subjects who consent to participate in research. The IRB Module ensures timely, compliant reviews and approvals of research protocols that use human subjects. Investigators will be able to track their submissions through the HREB review and approval process, track required CITI Training status, and access approval letters through the online system.

Grants To Be Determined

Accurate and complete proposal submissions and efficient award management are vital to growing SUNY’s research enterprise. The Grants Module automates, streamlines and improves oversight of proposal creation and submissions. The platform allows multiple offices to contribute to the development of the various sections of a proposal simultaneously (e.g., scope of work, budgets, subcontracts, etc.) and tracks, manages and reports on proposals in real time. The module also has a system-to-system feature that allows for the electronic submission of most federal proposals.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) To Be Determined

Before any animal research can be conducted, the federal government requires an institution to have an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which primarily safeguards against the inhumane treatment of animals during research. This module is federally compliant and improves collaboration between investigators, IACUC coordinators, training coordinators, veterinary reviewers and committee members through all IACUC activities.

Safety To Be Determined

When research requires the use of potentially harmful radiation, chemicals or tools the federal government requires the oversight of such activity by an Institutional Biosafety Committee to ensure that researchers, staff, students and the community are not harmed or negatively impacted by the use of such materials while conducting research. The Safety Module manages the preparation, submission and review of safety protocols and improves committee communication and oversight.