Duties and Obligations of the Team Leader

1. Responsibilities

It is compulsory for all Team Leaders and their Deputies to read, understand and agree with the "Responsibilities of the Home Institution, the CERN Team Leader and the Safety Correspondent".  Further information.


2. Appointment

Appointment procedure for Team Leaders (TLs) and Deputy Team Leaders (DTLs):

2.1. Future Team Leader not yet registered at CERN or without a valid User contract:

The future Team Leader forwards the Team Leader Appointment form (duly completed and signed by all parties concerned at the Institute) to the Experiment Secretariat concerned, who in turn submits it to the relevant CERN Experiment Spokesperson / Contact Person for approval and signature. 

In parallel, the future Team Leader takes the necessary steps to obtain a Home Institution Declaration, filled-in and signed by the Institute.

Upon receipt of the appointment form, the Experiment Secretariat initiates the registration of the Team Leader via the online EDH PREG pre-registration form.

Once the form is approved by the Users Office, the Team Leader signs the contract electronically and follows the instructions provided by the Experiment Secretariat to activate the role.

Once the role is activated, the Team Leader can pre-register a Deputy(ies) as well as other Users via the online EDH PREG pre-registration form. N.B.: all pre-registered Users (including Deputy Team Leaders) should visit the Users Office in person to sign their contract.  

2.2. Future Team Leader already registered at CERN and with an User active contract:

The future Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader must provide the following to the Experiment secretariat concerned (in person or via CERNBox):

  • Appointment form duly completed and signed by all parties concerned at the Institute.


3. Team Leader role activation requirements:

To activate their role and specific access rights, Team Leaders and their Deputies must:

  • Have a valid contract with CERN;

  • Take the Team Leaders e-course and pass the related exam;

  • Be officially appointed and nominated.

The Home Institution is responsible for immediately informing the Users Office of any change of appointment.