The home of the U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)

Here you will find background, guidance, and more to ensure that DOE-funded STI is appropriately managed and preserved to support scientific research now and in the future.


A Principal Investigator 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.



  1. Guidance for DOE Labs and Sites
  2. Guidance for Financial Assistance Awardees/Recipients (e.g., university grantees)


Last updated on Monday 30 April 2018