PI Eligibility

All principal investigators (PIs) on human subjects studies must be regular service faculty members at the George Washington University (GW).

Individuals in the following roles MAY serve as a PI:

  • full, associate, or assistant professors;
  • research scientists and research professors.

Individuals in the following roles MAY NOT serve as a PI:

  • non-GW faculty (or other unaffiliated persons);
  • students (graduate or undergraduate);
  • medical residents;
  • fellows;
  • lecturers;
  • adjunct professors; or
  • limited service faculty.

PI Eligibility Exceptions

PI exceptions are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Please view the PI Eligibility Exception Form page for details on requesting an exception to the PI eligibility considerations listed above.