Council ofPrincipal Investigators

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Council of Principal Investigators (CPI)

Accomplishments

2016-2017

  • The CPI continues to work closely with Human Resources, the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic, Environmental Health and Safety to improve immunizations and TB monitoring for new and current employees.

  • The CPI had discussions with the Office of Sponsored Programs that resulted in changes to the certification language required for grant budgets to make it more acceptable to the principal investigator.

  • The CPI partnered with UT Health Administration to insure that the NCI Cancer Center Designation was maintained in light of the new MD Anderson affiliation.

  • The CPI meets with IMS on a number of issues and recently helped change institutional policy so as to more broadly exempt certain research data from the encryption requirements detailed in HOP Policy 11.1.14.


2015-2016

  • The CPI worked with Human Resources, the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic, Environmental Health and Safety, and the School of Nursing to improve immunizations and TB monitoring for new and current employees

  • The CPI worked with the Office of Sponsored Projects to allow for the inclusion of longevity pay for staff members on all proposals and to eliminate the requirement for a detailed budget for NIH modular grant applications

  • The CPI worked with the Office of Sponsored Programs to reduce the institutional requirements for materials submitted prior to grant submissions

  • Conducted a survey on campus carry and presented those results to the President and the University Committee charged with making recommendations


2014-2015

  • The CPI worked with Facilities Management to ensure that animal facilities were modified appropriately for the power outages

  • The CPI worked with Facilities Management to reschedule power outages to dates/times that were less disruptive to research