Procedures for Requests for PI Exceptions
Signature of authorized unit head on the Office of Research Data Sheet & Approval Form (Form 100) shall constitute evidence of approval for the following types of exceptions:
- Professional Researcher appointees between 1-49 percent time to serve as Co-Principal Investigator in conjunction with an eligible individual.
- Graduate students and postdoctoral students to serve as Co-Principal Investigator on fellowship, field work or dissertation projects only (the student may be identified as the Principal Investigator if so required by the agency, but an eligible or otherwise approved individual must be named as Co-Principal Investigator).
Individual and Blanket Exceptions are subject to the approval of the Director of Sponsored Projects (SPO) in consultation with Vice Chancellor for Research. The Director of SPO may apply additional stipulations upon approval.
- Individual Exceptions may be requested for individuals within a department or organized research unit (ORU) on a project-by-project basis. Requests for Individual Exceptions to serve as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator are to be submitted to the Office of Research on an Office of Research Form 99.
- Blanket Exceptions may be requested for individuals within a department or organized research unit (ORU). If approved, these exceptions are applied to multiple projects within the same department or ORU. These exceptions, once approved, will remain in effect until revoked by the requesting department or ORU. Blanket exceptions may also be requested for identifiable groups of individuals. Requests for Blanket Exceptions are to be submitted via email or memorandum from the requesting Department Chair or ORU Director to the Director of Sponsored Projects and must address the elements specified on the Office of Research Form 99.
Requests to appoint substitute Principal Investigators or Co-Principal Investigators are to be submitted by memorandum to the Office of Research for review and transmittal to the sponsoring agency. In general, such requests require the prior approval of the sponsor agency if the substitution is to be for a period of three months of more (although certain agencies may have different requirements). The memorandum should specify the length of the substitution, the reason, and the qualifications of the substituting individual.