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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



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