Principal Investigators and Authors
A Principal Investigator (PI) is designated by a research organization to have an appropriate level of authority and responsibility for the proper conduct of the research, the use of funds, and administrative requirements, including the submission of scientific progress reports to the agency. When an organization designates more than one PI, they must share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the research, intellectually and logistically.
DOE adds a full data clause to all R&D grants relative to protecting Government-funded data, resulting in either unlimited rights or broad government license in data delivered to DOE. Procurement offices work with their respective patent counsels on specific language. Review STI and Copyright  for more information.