Principal investigators are those who are primarily responsible for the design and conduct of the research. In most cases, the PI is also the Responsible Project Investigator (RPI). The RPI must be a qualified, non-visiting member of Metropolitan State University faculty or staff who will serve as the project supervisor or representative at Metropolitan State. The RPI is responsible for supervising and monitoring the conduct of the research and is directly responsible for the HSRB application and approval process. In cases of research conducted by a student, or research conducted by individuals who are not employed by Metropolitan State University, an RPI must be designated. In the case of research conducted by a student, a faculty member will be the RPI, and for individuals not employed by Metropolitan State University, a Metropolitan State faculty or staff member will be the RPI.