How will SFI disclosures be handled for PHS-funded projects which have “consultants” who are not UW faculty members? Does the PI need to obtain a temporary UW NetID for training and disclosures?
Most likely, consultants will not be considered investigators and will therefore not be affected. If consultants (who are not UW employees) are investigators on a UW project, they will likely be contracted through their academic institution, rather than personally. The subawardee, whether through purchasing or a subcontract, will be required to have a compliant policy in order to get federal funding. To meet the mandatory training requirement, an investigator who is not UW personnel could take our training (via a sponsored UW NetID).