About Compliance


The mission of the Office for Pre-Award and Compliance Services (PACS) through serving as a resource for researchers. The office provides policies, procedures, support, training and advice to aid researchers with compliance related to federal, state, university, and local regulations with regard to research.

The office also identifies compliance risks and communicates those risks to the research community. Finally, the office monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the university research reputation.

To fulfill our mission, PACS staff offers the University community a variety of services:

Research Compliance Board Administration

PACS staff assists University researchers with their IRB and/or IACUC protocol submissions and facilitate the review process.  Staff is available to advise during protocol development and to help investigators with resolving board/committee review items.

Training and Presentations

PACS staff is available to offer presentations to units, programs and Schools on the regulatory research compliance topics.  Sessions can be custom tailored by discipline, level (e.g. graduate students, department faculty, etc.)

Compliance Guidance

The PACS responds to individual questions and concerns about compliance issues. If you have questions regarding research compliance, ethics, or best business practices, please contact the PACS.

Office for Pre-Award & Compliance Services
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave, MSC 100B
Albany, NY 12222

Telephone: 518-437-3850
Fax: 518-437-3855

mail: compliance@albany.edu