Protocol Personnel must be listed on the protocol and must take prerequisite human subjects research training.


Protocol Personnel are Investigators and all researchers who interact (includes intervention and interaction with participants or involvement with the informed consent process) with participants or who obtain or access their identifiable private information.


An Investigator is defined as the Project Director or Principal Investigator and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of funded research, or proposed for such funding, which may include, for example, graduate research assistants, collaborators, or consultants.


*All Protocol Personnel must have appropriate human subjects training on file before the protocol may be approved or prior to new personnel beginning work on an existing protocol. 


*Faculty Advisors who oversee student research are also considered Protocol Personnel. 


*See more details from the Office for Human Research Protections about Who are "investigators"?