Jessica I conquer with you it very important to have the scientists attend some of theses stakeholder engagement meetings. At the site where I am, for any upcoming research proposal it is the PI to interact with the CAB.In away it builds confidence and the stakeholder is contented that he is hearing from the rightful person.

Anne it very important to have the media at every stage or the research implementing process. At initiation, they play a big role in terms publicity, during the trial as you plan to share updates they take you miles and the results dissemination, and you have them on board you are the winner.

They will speak for you. In short it is crucial to have them on the team.