Principal Investigator Responsibility

Responsibility for setting the direction of research at Purdue University lies with the faculty. A principal investigator is typically a member of the faculty who bears responsibility for the intellectual leadership of a project. He/she accepts overall responsibility for directing the research, financial oversight of the funding, as well as compliance with relevant University policies, federal regulations, and sponsor terms and conditions of an award. This includes research grants, cooperative agreements, training or service projects, clinical studies, and other sponsored projects. PI’s do not have the authority to execute contracts or agreements on behalf of Purdue University but do have the responsibility for the following items:

Freedom of Inquiry

Trafficking in Persons

Principal Investigator Expectations

Pre-Award Roles and Responsibility Matrix

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