If the PI is not yet employed by Harvard, he/she must fill out a paper COI Disclosure Statement form and an Outside Activities Reporting form. Once the PI completes both forms, they will be uploaded to GMAS. For approval to submit, ARI must review and approve. Once the PI has started employment at Harvard and is set up in OAR, the disclosure forms will be uploaded to the OAR system.
Yes.Investigators include any individual who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research. PI’s will always be responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research and therefore will always be considered an investigator.
In the case of training awards, certain appointment paperwork for the trainee is often required before the trainee can be paid (such as an appointment via xTrain for trainees on an NIH award). Because this paperwork often cannot be submitted until an initial award or continuation funding has been received, this would prevent the billing agreement from being established. However, each case would be handled based upon the terms of the particular training award and the risks of the situation at hand.