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What are my responsibilities as Principal Investigator (PI) of a contract award?

A PI is expected to be his/her institution’s primary contact person throughout the lifecycle of the contract award. To ensure staying on target and within budget, a PI must:


  • Serve as the project lead in charge of research integrity
  • Manage the research project while ensuring compliant and efficient progress
  • Review and approve all activities and work completed by assigned project staff, consultants and subcontractors on the project
  • Submit expenses according to contracted milestones and the approved budget
  • Submit all required reports related to project performance, in a timely manner
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