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PI Eligibility

​​​The Principal Investigator (PI) for a human subjects research study is the individual who is responsible for how the activities described in the IRB application are conducted and for ensuring that the welfare and rights of individuals participating in the study are protected. ​The PI must be available to devote the time and attention to a study to ensure that it is conducted in a responsible manner.

Who Is Eligible to Serve as a Principle Investigator on Human Research Projects?

Status/Title Eligible Eligible with Department Chair/Dean Approval Eligible with Faculty Sponsor
All tenured/tenure-track faculty
Professor, Associate, Assistant and ABD Full-Time Instructor
UHD Staff that hold a tenured/tenure-track faculty rank
Non-tenure-track faculty (Lecturers, Adjuncts, etc.) that have research/scholarly/creative activities as part of their duties in their contracts 
(please provide evidence of this role as part of application materials)
Librarians
Non-tenure-track faculty (Lecturers, Adjuncts, etc.) that do not have research/scholarly/creative activities as part of their duties in their contracts
Emeritus Faculty
Other University Staff
Visiting faculty and scholars
Graduate students
Undergraduate students
Individuals not affiliated with UHD

Last updated 3/1/2022 10:27 AM