The term Principal Investigator (PI) identifies the individual who is responsible for a research project. Each protocol can have only one PI.
The IBC defines a PI for biological safety protocols as University of Wisconsin-Madison tenure track faculty. Circumstances may occur where a non-tenure track researcher or researcher from an external agency may request PI status for the purposes of the biological safety protocol.
A PI request form and additional details about PI eligibility can be found in IBC-POL-011.
Still have questions? Call the Office of Biological Safety (OBS) at 608-263-2037. We are happy to help.