There are a number of scenarios where an awarded institution may need to add or remove a program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) to/from a research project. These changes require prior approval from NIH and can be accomplished electronically using the Prior Approval, Change of PD/PI feature in eRA Commons.
Only the signing official (SO) can initiate and submit the Change of PD/PI request and the request can only be made for a grant year that is currently awarded, and within the budget period.
Basic Task (step-by-step instructions)
- Requesting a Change of PD/PI on a Grant (online help)
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Figure 1: The Prior Approval screen showing the options for request types
Figure 2: The Change of PD/PI screen when submitting through the Prior Approval tab
- Prior Approval Module (online help)
- Change of PD/PI Requests (video tutorial)