Proposal Roles and Responsibilities

A Principal Investigator (PI) is the individual who:

  • Holds primary responsibility for the technical conduct of the project, and for all administrative and budgetary management.
  • Is responsible for complying with all contractual obligations, including technical and administrative requirements and restrictions.

PI, Department Chair, and Dean are collectively responsible for:

  • The conduct of research programs with respect to sponsor and University policies and procedures
  • Charges incurred on projects which are later deemed unallowable due to sponsor restrictions are the responsibility of the PI's department and/or college.  

PI's are encouraged to seek assistance from SPA and OSP in the management of sponsored projects.