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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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How do I change the PI?

By default, the person creating the application is identified as the Principal Investigator (PI) in the Project Team Info tab. There are some instances in which the person creating an application will not be the PI for the project, such as when a research co-ordinator prepares the application or when there is a student lead on an REB project.

The PI must have an IRIS account before you can change the PI. All tenure-track faculty at the university will have an IRIS account, but students, external researchers, and non-tenure track faculty/staff must register for an account. Once the PI has registered, you must search for the PI account; do not type in the PI details. To search for and select the PI account on an application:

  1. Click the Change PI button on the Project Team Info tab (see Figure 1).
  2. Type in the last name of the PI, click the Search button, and then click the Select button beside the PI (see Figure 2).

Once you change the PI on an application, you must add yourself as an additional project team member. The system will not allow you to save the application until you have selected your IRIS account as an additional project team member.

Note: The system will only allow the PI to submit an application. Research co-ordinators, student leads and/or post-doctoral leads cannot do this on their behalf. Once the application has been created and the appropriate PI has been selected, communicate with the PI that an application is ready for review. The PI must then log in to IRIS, review the application, acknowledge any certification questions, and then submit the application for review.

Figure 1: Change the PI from the Project Team Info tab

Screenshot of an open application with red circles highlighting the “Project Team Info” tab and “Change PI” button.

Figure 2: Search for and select the PI

 Screenshot of “Investigator list”. Image shows steps to search and select the PI. Step 1: Write name of PI in text field, Step 2: Click the “Search” button, Step 3: Click on “Select” button to choose PI.

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