A Principle Investigator (PI) for a human research study is the individual who is responsible how the activities described in the IRB application are conducted and 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?
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||✓|
|Non-tenure-track faculty (Lecturers, Adjuncts, etc.) that do not have research/scholarly/creative activities as part of their duties in their contracts||✓|
|Other University Staff||✓|
|Visiting faculty and scholars||✓|
|Individuals not affiliated with UHD||✓|