2.1.3 Transitional PI/PD

Policy No: RESEARCH 2.1.3
Type of Policy: Administrative
Effective Date: April 2013    
Last Revised: April 2013

Policy Owner: OSP
Policy Contact: Duane Hutchison, Director of Sponsored Programs, Duane.Hutchison@osp.gatech.edu

1. Policy Statement

Non-employees are not generally eligible to serve as a PD/PI on sponsored projects. Requests for exceptions for a non-employee to serve as PD/PI on a specific project for a limited time may be directed to the Executive Vice President for Research. A without-compensation appointment such as a Visiting Scholar Agreement and associated agreements regarding intellectual property, liability insurance, and compliance with institute policies and procedure and related matters will be required. This exception is generally appropriate for newly hired faculty in transition from another institution and enables research to continue with minimal interruption.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and visitors.

3. Definitions

PD/PI Project Director/Principal Investigator, individual responsible for the overall design, conduct and reporting of the research or other externally funded sponsored activity.

4. Policy History

Revision Date Author Description
12-30-2013 OSP Rev 1.0