Resources for Assuring Data Reliability
The primary investigator should supervise the design of experiments and the processes of acquiring, recording, examining, interpreting, and storing data. These University of Minnesota resource links provide more information about responsibility for, and methods of, assuring data reliability.
The following resource comes from the Guidelines for the Conduct of Research in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). See the section titled: Responsibilities of Research Supervisors and Trainees.