Our company is writing an STTR with an academic lab. Who should be the PI? NIH guideline says PI can be from the academic institute but the investigator feels that it will be allowed as he will be subcontracting PI also. How best to handle this.
For STTR, the PI can both from the small business and the collaborating non-profit research institution at the time of award and for the duration of the project period as long as the time effort requirement is met: the small business must perform at least 40 percent of the work and the research institution must perform at least 30 percent.
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