An investigator meeting is a meeting of a group of people involved in a common project or task for a common cause. It is usually taken forward by or on behalf of a sponsor or CRO. Investigator meetings are very important to develop healthy professional interaction and exchange of ideas.
Who are investigators?
A person who investigates (regulates, influences, and executes) any investigation is an investigator. Investigators perform the fact-finding exercise of any evidence
A good investigator should have certain qualities such as –
- Communication Skill – To put forward the gist of any investigation an investigator should be able to deliver the whole task with clarity in language.
- Knowledge – An investigation should be based on facts and figures. Any presentation without relevant details is nothing more than a story.
- Presentation – An investigation must have been done brilliantly but poor execution can lead to zero outcomes which can let down all the hard work done during the investigation.
- Problem solver – An investigator should always be ready to take questions and solve queries.
- Reliable – If people are depending upon your investigation you have to gain their trust and hence become reliable by doing justice by standing up to their expectations.
- Good listening skill – As important as it is to deliver your points it is also important to understand and listen patiently to others.
Types of Investigators –
- Legal Investigator – Investigators hired to assist in court cases. Who help in collecting evidence.
- Private Investigator – investigators hired for personal assistance. These might be hired by private citizens.
- Criminal Investigator – Investigators who investigate criminal cases come under this category.
- Cyber Investigator – Investigators who investigate cases related to a digital platform.
Steps for a successful in investigator meetings –
- Maintaining confidentiality – it is very important to maintain anonymity and confidentiality of a case for smooth regulation. This also makes sure that it doesn’t harm or cause trouble for the ones who helped you with the collection of evidence.
- No inclination or being biased – Even if you are a private investigator always remember to not do anything at the cost of your morality.
- No personal relationship with the involved parties – One cannot be unbiased if there is the involvement of emotions and family or an acquaintance in the matter.
All these qualities in an investigation help in successful investigator meetings.