How does the NIH define Senior/Key Personnel?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) define senior and key personnel to be:

The program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) and other individuals who contribute to the scientific development or execution of a project in a substantive, measurable way, whether or not they request salaries or compensation.

The prior approval requirement for changes in status of personnel applies only to those senior/key personnel named in the Notice of Award (NoA).

For more information about NIH personnel definitions and examples, review the related NIH Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on senior/key personnel.


Friday, May 6, 2022