- University PI status (currently this includes tenure track faculty)
- PI status eligibility can be granted by the IACUC for persons within other title series if they fulfill the PI responsibilities defined above in the “Purpose” statement. Emeritus faculty and other staff may fall within this category.
- An employee of the Morgridge Institute for Research (MIR) who has been granted PI status under MIR policy.
Trainees, post-doctoral students, graduate students, and undergraduate students may not serve as PIs on animal protocols.
Members of group (2) must have on file at the RARC IACUC office a completed "Request for PI Status for Animal Care and Use Protocols" to verify Department Chair and Dean approval. Without a current form (signed within three years of the submission date of the animal protocol), an animal protocol will not be approved by the IACUC(s). Individual IACUC's have the responsibility to determine if the individual identified on a protocol application as the PI is qualified to assume animal protocol PI status responsibilities. Persons denied PI status on animal protocols may appeal the individual IACUC's decision but the IACUC shall have final authority for such decisions.
- Animal Welfare Act Regulations sec. 1.1 “Definitions”: Principal Investigator means an employee of a research facility, or other person associated with a research facility, responsible for a proposal to conduct research and for the design and implementation of research involving animals.