An individual involved with the principal investigator in the scientific development or execution of a project. The co-investigator may be employed by, or be affiliated with, the applicant/grantee organization or another organization participating in the project under a consortium agreement. A co-investigator typically devotes a specified percentage of time to the project and is considered ‘key personnel.’ The designation of a co-investigator, if applicable, does not affect the principal investigator’s roles and responsibilities as specified in this policy statement. (NIH)

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