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Associate Principal Investigator Scheme

The NIHR Principal Investigator Scheme aims to develop healthcare professionals to become the PIs of the future.

What is the associate PI scheme?


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  • ‌It is a six month in-work training opportunity, providing practical experience for healthcare professionals starting their research career.

  • People who would not normally have the opportunity to take part in clinical research in their day-to-day role have the chance to experience what it means to work on and deliver an NIHR portfolio trial under the mentorship of an enthusiastic Local Principal Investigator (PI).

  • Principal Investigators receive formal recognition of engagement in NIHR Portfolio research studies through the certification of Associate PI status, endorsed by the NIHR and Royal Colleges.


To find out more information and to apply to become an Associate PI please follow this link:
Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme | NIHR

Download the 'BSRBR-RA Study and the NIHR Associate PI Scheme' flyer [PDF, 404KB]