Multiple PIs

You may only use the Multiple PI role when specifically allowed or required by the sponsor instructions. For additional information on research team roles, review the UW Research Personnel page.

When including one or more Multiple PIs,

  • Identify the UW Contact PI as the “Principal Investigator” on the eGC1
  • List all multiple PIs on the Personnel page of the eGC1 and choose “Multiple PI” from the drop down list

If the Multiple PI is a UW person, SAGE will add the Multiple PI to the Approval Flow and send an “approval required” email notification at the appropriate time. If the person selected does not already have an ASTRA role for SAGE,  a warning message of “no access: ASTRA permissions required” will display in red once you select the Multiple PI role. You will need to give them access, so that they can approve the application.  There are two non-PI researcher ASTRA roles that could be used.

As part of the approval process, the UW Multiple PIs are required to certify the PI Assurance Statement. The image below shows the assurance statement in the approval dialog.

The statement reads:

Principal Investigator/Program Director Assurance: I certify that the statements in this eGC1 and the related sponsor application are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of this application.

The approval/agreement reads:

I am the PI and I have read and agree with the PI Assurance Statement. I understand that approving this eGC1 electronically is equivalent to my signature.

P I approval with assurance statement

If the Multiple PI is a non-UW person, SAGE will not add them to the approval graph. Since they have a NetID, they could be given access to SAGE and added as an ad hoc approver to the graph. The eGC1 PI is responsible for securing and retaining assurance statements for non-UW Multiple PIs in their local files.

Non-UW Multiple PI Assurance Statement Instructions

The following steps describe the paper process.