Printed on: 10/18/2018. Please go to for the most current version of the Policy or related document.

Education Requirements for PI Eligibility

Administrative Procedure

To be eligible to serve as a PI, the University of Minnesota responsible conduct of research (RCR) curriculum must be completed. It is recommended that new faculty and researchers complete the following within their first 90 days at the University:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Core (details available)

    Completion of research education requirements is tracked electronically. When a proposal for funding is submitted or an award is received, completion records are verified to ensure the PI has completed the RCR core curriculum. If not, an email reminder about the requirement is sent to the PI. Submission of the proposal is not delayed, but set up of the award account is delayed if the requirement is not completed at the time of the award.

    Depending on the nature of the research/investigation, additional training in one or more of the following may be required:

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