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Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

In accordance with UC policy, UC San Diego limits the employee job codes automatically eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI). See PPM 150-10 for the full policy.

Employees in appointments not automatically eligible may work with their department personnel to request a PI exception via OnBase. The completed form will require the signature of the proposed PI and the Department/ORU Director, prior to routing to the Vice Chancellor-Marine Science or Dean-Health Sciences (as applicable), and the Vice Chancellor for Research. Submit forms with ample time for review (10 business days for Vice Chancellor reviews). See below for information on automatically eligible titles codes, common scenarios, and simplified processes for certain requests.

Note: The PI exception process transitioned to the OnBase electronic platform in June 2020. Please see the PIE OnBase Transition site for additional details.

For additional information contact: piexceptions@ucsd.edu.