The Principal Investigator (PI), as the team leader of the research study, has special additional responsibilities over and above that of ordinary researchers, and is held responsible and accountable for the design, conduct, monitoring, analyses and reporting of the protocol.
The PI's responsibilities are:
(i) Design and conduct of the clinical trial/ research project at a trial/study site.
(ii)Conducting objective research that generates independent, high quality, and reproducible results.
(iii) The management and integrity of the design, conduct, and reporting of the research project and for managing, monitoring, and ensuring the integrity of any collaborative relationships.
(iv) The direction and oversight of compliance, financial, personnel, and other related aspects of the research project and for coordination with school, department, and central administration personnel to assure research in is conducted in accordance with local regulations and NUS’ and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
The PI of a research study is usually a full-time academic staff or graduate student. For undergraduate students, please assign the role of PI to your supervisor.