Who may serve as a principal investigator on a protocol?

Frequently Asked Question

The following qualify to serve as a principal investigator (PI) on a human subjects protocol:
  • Individuals with a UW-Madison faculty appointment
  • Individuals with a UW-Madison Clinical/Health Sciences (CHS) appointment
  • UW Hospital and Clinics' (UWHC) employees with the approval of their supervising UWHC Vice President
  • Individuals who have an appointment at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital with approval of the VA Research & Development Committee
  • UW-Madison unclassified staff (academic and limited appointees) who have obtained approval of their Chair/Director
  • UW-Madison postdoctoral scholars, visiting faculty, or visiting academic staff who have obtained approval of their Chair/Director
  • Individuals with an emeritus appointment, provided they have evidence of a volunteer appointment (also called a "zero dollar appointment")

For more information, see the below document.
HRPP: Principal Investigator Status for UW-Madison Studies Involving Human Participants


Link to Request for Approval to Serve as PI on a Human Subjects Protocol
HRPP: HRPP Guidance, Forms and Resources





Keywords:FAQ, PI, PI request form, PI status, request for approval to serve as principal investigator on a human subjects protocol visiting professor limited pi status adjunct permanent PI status emeritus   Doc ID:22221
Owner:Faye L.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2012-01-12 13:11 CSTUpdated:2017-01-09 16:09 CST
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