Prior Approval - Change of PD/PI

There are a number of scenarios where an awarded institution may need to add or remove a program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) to/from a research project. These changes require prior approval from NIH and can be accomplished electronically using the Prior Approval, Change of PD/PI feature in eRA Commons.

Only the signing official (SO) can initiate and submit the Change of PD/PI request and the request can only be made for a grant year that is currently awarded, and within the budget period.

Basic Task (step-by-step instructions)

Main Screenshots

The Prior Approval screen showing the options for request types

Figure 1: The Prior Approval screen showing the options for request types

 

The Change of PD/PI screen when submitting through the Prior Approval tab  Resources

Figure 2: The Change of PD/PI screen when submitting through the Prior Approval tab

Resources

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