University of Minnesota  Procedure

Education Requirements for PI Eligibility


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To be eligible to serve as a PI, a researcher must complete the relevant University of Minnesota responsible conduct of research (RCR) curriculum. PIs must complete training before a sponsored research award can be set up.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Core

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: