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Quick Guide for PIs

The Quick Guide for Principal Investigators at Columbia University is an educational tool designed to assist PIs in managing their sponsored projects. This handy reference of compliance topics contains answers to many research-related questions as well as links to important policies and offices.  The Guide includes summaries of important compliance information for PIs: 

Pre-Award Obligations

Financial Management

Conflicts of Interest and Research

Effort Reporting

Research with Humans

Research with Animals

Training Requirements

Overall PI Responsibilities 

The Guide is not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive. For specific questions, review the applicable policies in their entirety, and contact the appropriate offices as needed. 

We hope you find this new tool useful and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. To request copies of the Quick Guide, contact Research Compliance.