The Delegation of Authority log is one of the "Essential Documents" in clinical research. In the DOA log, the Principal Investigator delegates study-specific duties to different members of the study team. Each duty has a start and end date, and should be signed off by both the Principal Investigator and individual delegate. If a staff member performs a duty that was not appropriately delegated, this is considered a major protocol deviation.
Paper based delegation logs lead to all kinds of problem. At CRIO, we've developed the industry's first-ever electronic delegation log. Using our system, regulatory specialists can create duty codes; assign duties to study team members; copy duty profiles from one user to another; solicit and track e-signatures from the Principal Investigator and delegate; and view a list of all duties and the individuals who have those duties.