A term only used by the NIH and other funding agencies in which it is explicitly stated in their policy. Multiple PI/PD awards are an opportunity for multidisciplinary efforts and collaboration through a team of scientists under a single grant award. All PI/PDs share equally the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the project, intellectually and logistically. Each PI/PD is responsible and accountable to the applicant organization, or as appropriate to a collaborating organization, for the proper conduct of the project or program, including the submission of all required reports. The presence of more than one PI/PD on an application or award diminishes neither the responsibility nor the accountability of any individual PI/PD.

Other Terms: MPI, MPD

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