What does the role involve?
While not responsible for the delivery of the study (as a ‘Principal Investigator’ would be), the role ELFT expects a local study lead to undertake is more significant than mere ‘collaborator’.
The ELFT Local Lead will be that study’s representative at ELFT: the single point of contact, the liaison person. The Local Lead is that study’s ‘ambassador’ within ELFT and should brief the relevant Clinical Directors at an early stage to ensure their engagement and/or identify any obstacles or concerns.
The Local Lead supports practical arrangements – for example, identifying the specific ELFT services and resources needed to support the project and introducing the central study team to them.
Why do it?