Access Eligibility

The following persons are eligible to be Principal Investigators at MSI and to initiate accounts for themselves and their group members.

  • Faculty members at the University of Minnesota (job classification 9401 to 9403)
  • Instructor Faculty members at the University of Minnesota (job classification 9404)
    • The appropriate dean, department head, or center director must submit the MSI Non-faculty PI eligibility form in order for these academic professionals to be eligible for accounts.
  • University of Minnesota Academic Professionals (job classification 97xx)
    • if their research is not part of research led by a faculty member and...
    • if the research contributes to the goals and efforts of their department and/or center.
    • The appropriate dean, department head, or center director must submit the MSI Non-faculty PI eligibility form in order for these academic professionals to be eligible for accounts.
  • Faculty researchers at other accredited institutions of post-secondary education in the State of Minnesota.
    • Due to licensing agreements, some software packages cannot be used by the research groups of PIs not affiliated with the University of Minnesota.
    • For questions about specific software packages, please contact MSI support staff at help@msi.umn.edu.
       

PLEASE NOTE: Postdocs are not eligible to be PIs.