New Principal Investigator Checklist for Grants and Contract Submissions

The following is a checklist for documents required documents for Grants and Contract submissions in START. If you have any questions please reach out to Selwyn Chopin-Sanderson at or Usha Menon at

DocumentLocation/Where to find/Information
For All Submissions
Complete START Training to serve as PIMust register for classes via iLearn. Follow this link

Also, please complete the User Access Form Request found here:
Budget TemplateCan be found on the UTSTART site. Link:

**The budget should also be accompanied by a Budget Justification please email us for an example. **
Familiarization with Costs and BudgetsIndustry Clinical Study Budgets:,

Industry Initiated Clinical Studies:,

PI Initiated Clinical Studies:
Research Conflict of Interest Prior to all START submissions need to complete the Research Conflict of Interest (RCOI) in START after access has been granted.
NIH Submissions
eRA Commons AccountCan be found on the UTSTART Site. Link:
BiosketchesAll Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Investigators, and Key Personnel will need one. A template and sample can be found on this link:
Bibliography Link CreationPlease email Selwyn Chopin-Sanderson so Instructions can be sent to create this. Will need to be created on NCBI.
NIH Other SupportPlease see the link below reg NIH other support document and instructions to complete it:
For studies that involve Human Subjects, please complete the following below
Regulatory CompliancePlease provide most resent signed and dated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a current Medical Licence to Trinette Polydore . CV’s will need to be updated annually.
CITI TrainingCITI Training will need to be completed. Please register at:
Please be sure to select University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston when registering.

Will need to complete Human Subjects Research-Biomedical and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Modules.