Investigator Responsibility

Investigator Responsibilities under the NIH Guidelines, Section IV-B-7

The Principal Investigator is responsible for full compliance with the NIH Guidelines in the conduct of research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, including ensuring that reporting requirements are fulfilled.  The Principal Investigator is accountable for any reporting lapses.  The United States government developed a summary of Section IV-B-7 in a brochure format: Investigator Responsibilities

The IBC has consequently developed an IBC Policy definition of Investigator, to help researchers determine whether they need to apply for IBC approval.  See the IBC Policy definition of Investigator

Page updated 13 December 2016