Principal investigator

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This article is intended to be a description of what a Principal investigator (PI) is.

Principal investigators carry out two types of research:

  1. Clinical trials-research into a drug, device, or treatment. Typically funded by a drug company;
  2. Scientific trials-research into a drug, device, or treatment. Typically funded by a grant organization such as the Canadian Institute for Research.

Research Accounts are created for the purpose of receiving monies and paying for expenses related to the research.

Principal investigators are in charge of the research, and they or their directed staff conduct it. The Principal investigator is responsible for reporting the study results and may also write an publish a peer reviewed article.


  • In the context of our documentation here, how would this page be relevant?
    • It would be relevant because a lot of other pages refer to Principal investigator-Tom
      • OK, that's how it's relevant, but how would it be useful? For that I think we would need to put into context the links in the #Related articles. With that it might be a place where we would send a new PI to get info about our processes.
  • It might be the place where we would send a PI who is looking how to do something PI specific, so we should likely provide links to relevant pages in a helpful format. What links here is a start, but I think a lot of PIs would not even think to click there. What would be useful headings for this, that would structure the links nicely? Who in the department might know? User:Ttenbergen 19:58, 18 January 2019 (CST)

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