OHSU researchers: Changes coming to the PI Eligibility Policy

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has revised the eligibility requirements for who can serve as a principal investigator at OHSU. The new policy merges two separate policies: the one that determines who can serve as a PI for sponsored projects (grants) and the one that determines who can serve as a PI for scientific protocols. Most importantly, the policy addresses OHSU’s new faculty appointment structure. The main functional change is that approval from the provost may now be required for non-faculty researchers (except for students and postdocs, who can still be PIs on their fellowship awards). More details can be found on OPAM’s O2 site or on the Research and Development Administration policies page. The policy change goes into effect on July 1, 2016.