Faculty Sponsor

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center who do not meet the institution’s criteria for eligibility to serve as Principal Investigator (PI) must have a faculty sponsor to gain access to the UT Southwestern Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Faculty sponsor (FS) is a title signifying eligibility to oversee research conducted by staff, students, residents, interns, fellows, or other UT Southwestern affiliates who otherwise could not serve as PI on their own. Only people who meet the PI eligibility criteria may serve as a FS. The FS is responsible for the conduct of studies performed under his/her sponsorship.