Key Personnel – GCO
The PI and other individuals who contribute to the scientific development or execution of a project in a substantive, measurable way. This is regardless of whether or not they receive salaries or compensation from the project. Typically these individuals have doctoral or other professional degrees, although individuals at the masters or baccalaureate level may be considered key personnel if their involvement meets this definition. Consultants and those with a postdoctoral role also may be considered key personnel if they meet this definition. “Zero percent” effort or “as needed” is not an acceptable level of involvement for key personnel.
Other Term: Senior/Key Personnel