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Policies & Procedures

Who can be a principal investigator (PI) at OHSU?

In general, OHSU requires that investigators be at the postdoctoral level or higher to submit a grant, contract, or award application as a PI. To be eligible to be a PI on a human subjects (Institutional Review Board [IRB]), animal subjects (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee [IACUC]) or biosafety (Institutional Biosafety Committee [IBC]) protocol, investigators must be a faculty member. 

Refer to the full policies on the Research Development & Administration (RDA) web page for more information:


Summary of PI Requirements at OHSU

Position at OHSU
Eligible as PI on Grant, Contract, or Award?
Eligible as PI on IRB, IACUC or IBC protocol?
Paid OHSU, VA, or HHMI faculty member
Yes Yes
Affiliated faculty
Yes, with letter from Department, Institute, or Unit Director
Yes, with letter from Department, Institute, or Unit Director and permission from the IRB, IACUC, or IBC chair
Postdoctoral research fellow
No R01s
No
Senior research associate
Yes No
Postgraduate medical or dental trainees (Resident, Fellow, or Housestaff)
Yes No
OHSU licensed medical professionals (sponsored project activities within the scope of licensure)
Yes Yes, with letter from Department, Institute, or Unit Director and permission from the IRB, IACUC, or IBC chair
OHSU employees (sponsored project activities within the scope of employment)
Yes, with letter from Department, Institute, or Unit Director
Yes, with letter from Department, Institute, or Unit Director and permission from the IRB, IACUC, or IBC chair
Students Yes, for grants and awards specifically directed to predoctoral students
No