Information for Research Administrators


Business Applications

SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS)

The SUNY PACS modules provide integrated, real-time information on statuses of proposal submissions (Grants Module), tracing research-related agreement versions from draft through execution (Agreements Module), to timely submission and review of annual or research-initiated disclosures (COI Module), and the submission of any accompanying protocols to further overall scientific discovery (IRB, IACUC and Safety Modules).

Note: The combination of modules utilized on your campus is subject to campus needs.

RF Report Center

Report Center is an analytical tool allowing campuses to view integrated information from the business system and stay current on the life cycle of sponsored and corporate awards through conducting day-to-day inquiries, such as managing expenditure activities and reviewing the available balance on an award or project.

Oracle Business Applications

The Oracle Business Applications include modules to track employee records, employee benefit selections, supplier records, administer payroll payments, vendor payments, and grants accounting to support SUNY-sponsored programs and corporate activity.

Employee Self Service

Employee Self Service (ESS) allows employees to view and update personal data directly, such as your permanent address, emergency contact information, direct deposit information, pay statements, print your W-2, etc.

Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC)

Effort reporting is a federally mandated process that certifies that the salary and wages charged to sponsored programs reimbursed or cost-shared to a federal or federal flow-through award are reasonable with the actual work done on that project.