To reduce unnecessary COI reporting and comply with institutional and federal reporting requirements, please review the definition of "Investigator" and ensure that personnel designated as a PI or Co-I meet this definition when listed on the Personnel Tab of a research protocol application in WVU+kc. Note that all PIs and Co-Is must complete a Conflict of Interest in Research Disclosure before a protocol application can be submitted for review and approval. For WVU Policy and Federal Regulations, graduate and undergraduate students are generally not considered Investigators. Postdoctoral scholars and fellows may be considered Investigators if designated as such by the Principal Investigator on a case-by-case basis.
We highly encourage students, residents, fellows, and others seeking to fulfill degree, program, or rotation requirements be designated as "Study Personnel" rather than a Co-I in most cases.