Eligibility to Serve as a Principal Investigator on Human Research Projects
The principal investigator of a human research study is the individual with ultimate responsibility for the conduct of the activities described in the IRB submission and for protecting the rights and welfare of human participants involved in the research. The principal investigator must be available to devote adequate time and attention the study to ensure its responsible conduct.
The table below denotes specific roles at the university and eligibility to serve as a PI.
|Status/Title||Eligible PI (automatic in UTRMS-IRB)||Eligible to be PI with Dean/Dept. Chair approval||Under the direction of a PI – listed as PI Proxy in UTRMS-IRB|
|Research-Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor||X|
|Non-tenure-track Faculty who are paid UT employees||X|
|Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction||X|
|Directors, Chairs, Deans, VPs, AVPs||X|
|Affiliate or Clinical Faculty when all of the research will be conducted in a UT, Dell, or Seton facility||X|
|Visiting Faculty and Scholars||X|