Last modified: Aug 24, 2012

Who is an Investigator?

An Investigator is the principal investigator and any co-principal investigators for a research project.   This includes, but is not limited to, the project director, principle investigator, or any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by the PHS, or proposed for such funding, which may include, for example, collaborators or consultants.

Principal Investigators are responsible for appropriately identifying individuals who meet this definition for each proposal and award. To assist with appropriate identification of Investigators, we are providing an Investigator Matrix* that summarizes titles and roles and offers guidance to PIs.

*In part, this investigator matrix is based on one approved by the Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in July, 2012.