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If you are currently registered in PACS, click the PACS button above to log into PACS with your Binghamton University UserID and password.

If you are not registered in PACS, please click here to Request an Account. NOTE: Under the Reason for Request field, please enter the following: Safety

Stem Cell Research

This policy is intended to ensure that all research involving the derivation or use of human pluripotent stem cells at Binghamton University is conducted with the highest ethical and scientific research standards, and in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, Binghamton University policies, and the requirements of extramural research sponsors.

Click Here for the Stem Cell Research Policy

Protocol Submission

If you have a protocol that requires review by the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO) please fill out and submit the smart form found in PACS (Link found at the top of this page). If there are no concerns found on initial review, the Research Compliance office will submit the protocol to the SCRO Chair and the SCRO for review. Typically, notification of required modifications or approval will be submitted to the PI within 14 calendar days of the SCRO receiving the protocol. If the protocol is deemed exempt by the SCRO, you may be notified sooner. All communication will be in the PACS system.

SCRO review does not preclude the necessity of review by other research oversight Committees as applicable such as Human Subject Research Review Committee (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), etc. Such reviews may take place simultaneously with review by the SCRO committee. However, SCRO approval will not be granted until these other approvals are obtained, as applicable.

MTA-If applicable Binghamton University's researchers must execute, through the Office of Sponsored Funds and Research Compliance, a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) prior to obtaining any human stem cell lines from an external entity. For any questions about obtaining a MTA or determining exemption from this requirement, please contact Nancy Lewis, Assistant Vice President of Research Compliance by phone at 607-777-3532 or by email at

Required Documents for Submission

These documents are required to be attched to the Supporting Documents section of the PACS form.

1. SDS for all material used (Usually available from Manufactuer or Vendor)

2. SOP noting all procedures, safety information and emergency contacts and lab procedures.  Note:   If you don't have a current SOP written please feel free to use our Template: SOP TEMPLATE


PACS Training Materials and STEP BY STEP Instructions
Annual Review

Protocols are approved for 3 years. Annual reports are required during that 3-year period. You can find the Stem Cell Continuing Review in PACS. (Link found at the top of this page.) Please fill it out and submit the Continuing Review smart form 30 days prior to the annual anniversary of approval date. If you should need to continue your protocol past 3 years, a new protocol submission is required.


If you should make any modifications (including but not limited to: key personnel changes, lab location changes, changes to the originally planned research) at any time after your initial approval, you are required to notify the SCRO of these modifications. You can Create an Amendment in PACS to meet the notification requirement. (Link found at the top of this page.)

Online  Training Requirement

Beginning July 1, 2017 all Principle Investigators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers participating on any SCRO approved protocol will be required to complete the online Stem Cell Research Training. Binghamton University utilizes Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to complete online training programs. This same program is in use by many research-intensive universities nationwide.

Procedures for Online CITI Training

Click HERE and log in via the blue LOG IN button and then click "LOG IN THROUGH MY INSTITUTION" and chose SUNY-University at Binghamton. If you do not have an account chose I do not have an account and enter your pods log in if requested.
To add the new course:
After you log in You will see the Main Menu:
Click Add a Course:
For question 1, select: Stem Cell Research
Skip additional questions
Click Submit


If you have questions or concerns please contact the Research Compliance Office by phone at 607-777-3532 or Contact Nancy Lewis, Assistant Vice President of Research Compliance at



Last Updated: 5/1/20