Who qualifies as an investigator?

An investigator is any person who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, regardless of his or her title or position at the University.

This includes but is not limited to the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, Co-Investigator, Project Director (PD), Co- PD, Senior/Key Personnel, and any other individuals involved in the conduct of research, regardless of title or position, who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research performed by or under the auspices of the University. This may include students, trainees, collaborators, volunteers, and consultants if those individuals have some degree of independence in performing some aspect of the design, conduct, or reporting of the research.

The term "investigator" does not include individuals whose performance within the research is purely ancillary or occurs solely under immediate supervision.

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