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Table 3 Key documents to support governance structure

From: Community-based interventions for obesity prevention: lessons learned by Australian policy-makers

Document Function
Communication protocol Outlines a process for communication and decision-making within the program, including details of key program contacts
Roles and responsibilities charter Outlines roles and responsibilities for all project stakeholders
Variation log Documents key decisions along the course of the program that deviate from the original program plan
Publication protocol Provides guidance on issues such as appropriate consultation, authorship and sign-off procedures for those preparing journal publications arising from the program
Risk management strategy Documents possible risks and mitigation strategies across the program
Reporting templates Outlines expectations of project reporting, with a strong focus on appropriate reporting of evaluation results
Program plan Provides an overview of the program and draws together all key project documents so that these can be readily located by staff within the project management team