• The primary objectives of the mentored K awards, and other Career Development Awards, is to provide training necessary for candidates to become independent investigators. So while the K award PI is an Assistant Professor/junior faculty they have not yet obtained an R01 or equivalent major grant.
  • If the proposal is a Career Development Award, as defined by the sponsor, it requires a mentor and the mentor must be named as an Investigator in Coeus. The mentor's role is defined in the funding announcement and is responsible along with the candidate for planning, direction, and execution of the proposed career development program and research project. The URI RI-INBRE Faculty Early Career Development Award proposals are considered Career Awards and have a mentor component.
  • Brown University's COI policy further defines an Investigator as PI or any other person (i.e., mentor) who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of the research on the project as defined by NIH or NSF for conflict of interest purposes. The PI and any named Investigator is then required to submit the Assurance of Compliance along with the ID&A.
  • The Additional Investigator questionnaires are used to identify any additional individuals, other than the PI, who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research on the project as defined by NIH or NSF for conflict of interest purposes.

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