The HRPP recognizes one Principal Investigator (PI) for each study. The PI is ultimately responsible for the conduct of the entire study and all study team members. If a protocol requires skills beyond those held by the PI, the IRB may require that the PI include one or more additional qualified persons as study team members to provide such skills.
OSU unclassified employees with the following appointments may serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), if they are otherwise sufficiently qualified to conduct and oversee the research:
OSU employees with the following appointments are not permitted to serve as the PI on a study involving human subjects:
Some exceptions may be made for Research Associates who are no longer Postdoctoral Scholars (trainees) and faculty who are granted Courtesy Faculty appointments prior to their permanent contract start date. Please contact the HRPP if you have questions.