Date Established: 2/19/2007
Date Last Updated: 9/24/2013
Sponsored Projects Services
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Only eligible University at Buffalo (UB) faculty and staff may serve as a Principal Investigator (PI) on externally funded research, training, or other sponsored project.
In the conduct of sponsored research, the Principal Investigator (PI) bears primary responsibility for the intellectual conduct of a project and accepts overall responsibility for directing the research, overseeing financial transactions, and compliance with the sponsor’s terms and conditions and relevant policies and procedures. To serve as a PI, the investigator must personally participate in the project.
UB faculty and staff eligible to serve as a PI include:
It is the intent of this policy that only UB faculty and staff with PI status apply for external funding for sponsored projects.
This policy applies to all individuals seeking PI or Co-PI status on any sponsored project.
An individual collaborating with the PI in the scientific development or execution of a project may be a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI). The designation of a Co-PI does not affect the PI’s role as having primary responsibility for directing the research, financial oversight, and compliance with relevant university policies and sponsor terms and conditions.
A University at Buffalo (UB) faculty or staff member who bears responsibility for the intellectual leadership of a project. The PI accepts overall responsibility for directing the research, financial oversight, and compliance with relevant university policies and sponsor terms and conditions.
Any externally funded research, training, evaluative testing, or public service project directed by UB faculty or staff as part of their university work that requires the university to perform a specified program or deliver a specified.
|Sponsored Projects Services ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|September 2013 ||Updated to add deans to the faculty and staff eligible to serve as a PI in the Policy Statement.|
|March 2011||Updated to add and clarify the Principal Investigator’s overall responsibility in the Policy Statement.|