35. Requirements for University of Nevada, Reno Principal Investigators

Note: This section does not apply to investigators at University affiliate sites.
Individuals must meet one of the following criteria to serve as a principal investigator for human subjects research:

  1. Faculty at the University with renewable appointments as defined in the University Administrative Manual (see UAM section 2,511).
  2. Visiting faculty or scientists during the time they are on the University payroll.
  3. Full-time classified staff at the University, with signature approval from the appropriate dean and the Vice President for Research and Innovation (contact the Office of Sponsored Projects to request approval).
  4. Emeritus faculty at the University who wish to continue their research programs, with signature approval from the appropriate dean and the Vice President for Research and Innovation (contact the Office of Sponsored Projects to request approval)

Individuals who are not eligible to serve as PI:

  1. Adjunct faculty who are not emeritus faculty are not eligible to serve as PI.
  2. Emeritus faculty who are not in residence at UNR are not eligible to serve as PI.

The Vice President for Research and Innovation retains the right to reject, suspend or remove any proposed PI or CO-PI.

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