PI, Co-PI, and Research Participant Briefing

This briefing is intended for:

  • PIs and other research participants who are carrying out work supported by a grant or contract.
  • PIs and other research participants who are preparing or submitting a grant or contract, on important guidelines, regulations, and procedures​ ​

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Effort Certification and Cost Allowability Briefing

This briefing is intended for:

  • Principal investigators (PIs) responsible for expending funds and approving work effort on any grant or contract (a “sponsored project”).

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Training must be completed under user login in order to receive credit. The briefing can be reviewed/retaken at any time.


Who can be a Principal Investigator?

A person holding any of the following academic ranks can service as a Lead PI or Principal Investigator (Co-PI):

Faculty (professor, associate professor, assistant professor;

Librarian, associate librarian

Research professor, research associate professor, research assistant professor

Research Scientist IV, research scientist III, and research scientist II

Others may request approval to serve as a Lead PI or Principal Investigator (Co-PI). For persons with the following job titles, Lead PI or Principal Investigator status may be requested.

Assistant librarian

Postdoctoral research associate

Research Scientist I



Visiting professor

Adjunct professor