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Click Portal implementation

CLICK is here!

SUNY Pre-Award and Compliance System (PACS) is a multi-year collaboration created to support investigators and students along with compliance and research administrative staff by giving them a new administrative tool - the Click Portal. UB has led the system wide effort and was the first SUNY campus to go-live with Click IRB in the Fall of 2015.

Click automates the submission, review and approval processes while managing all major administrative aspects of the research and compliance lifecycle – from proposal development and submission through compliance checks, negotiations, award setup and award management to eventual project closeout. This system integrates the following aspects of grants management into a single system using the following modules:

Our goal is to reduce the administrative burden on researchers so they can devote their time to research while also assisting SUNY campuses in generating a higher volume of quality, compliant, collaborative and multi-disciplinary grant proposals. In following the research administration process from beginning to end, this platform allows us to achieve a new level of uniformity and efficiency, while also producing valuable data analytics that can guide future decisions.

Click Training

Click Training is underway! We offer scheduled training sessions in specific active Modules, and we can work to schedule special group training sessions upon request.

How will Click benefit UB's researchers and research administrators?

  • Reduce effort and processing time for IRB, Safety and IACUC protocol creation and submission
  • Reduce effort and processing time for FCOI's
  • Grants Management that provides a consistent look and feel across all modules
  • Efficient development of Research Agreements
  • Enhanced reporting capabilities for all aspects of Research Administration
  • A user interface that is intuitive and easy to use