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Statement of Principal Investigator/Project Director Responsibilities In the Conduct of a Contract or Grant

The PI/PD is responsible for the programmatic management of the contract or grant and conducts the project to meet project goals and objectives while adhering to agency guidelines and university policies and procedures.

The PI/PD is responsible for the financial management of the contract or grant, hiring personnel, budget expenditure, and insures that all expenditures are directly related to the project and necessary to meet project goals and objectives.

The PI/PD is responsible for monitoring any sub recipients of the contract or grant to ensure that programmatically and financially the sub recipient is meeting project goals and objectives while adhering to agency regulations.

The PI/PD must have knowledge of university personnel policies and procedures if the will be hiring any personnel on their contract or grant.

The PI/PD has a responsibility to be aware of any requirements for cost sharing that were promised on the contract or grant and to insure that these requirements are met.

The PI/PD has a responsibility to be aware of any requirements for personnel effort reporting if the award is federal or if it is applicable to their award. The PI/PD ensures that personnel paid on the contract or grant has performed at the level of effort as paid on contract or grant and certifies this on a monthly basis, or immediately corrects the appointment, if it is incorrect.

The PI/PD must disclose any conflict of interest that would affect the conduct of the project.

The PI/PD has the responsibilities to ensure that university policies for Intellectual Property, Human Subjects, Animal Care and Use, and Institutional Biosafety are followed, if applicable to the project.

The PI/PD has the responsibilities to submit all reports required by the contract or grant on a timely basis.

 

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