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TMF Metrics

February 2, 2023

There are several key metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) when working with the Trial Master File (TMF) that are important to track and monitor to ensure that the trial is progressing as planned and that the TMF is complete, accurate, healthy, and easily accessible. Some of the most important metrics to consider include: Document…

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2022 Wrapped: A New Year and a Better TMF

January 26, 2023

Concluding the whirlwind of 2022, it’s tempting to rush to make new resolutions, adopt new ideas, and embrace new goals. But before you do, it’s important to take some time to reflect. After all, we’ve accomplished so much in the past year—and so has the TMF. More than in the past, 2022 was a year…

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Who Needs TMF Choice?

December 1, 2022

As a TMF professional have you ever struggled to explain to others that your job isn’t simply filing paperwork? When managing a TMF have you ever been forced to use a software platform that is no longer fit for purpose but permanently entrenched in a critical business process? Have you ever attended an eTMF platform…

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The 3 Essential Skills Your TMF Team Must Have

October 18, 2022

Skill #3: How to Evaluate Form FDA 1572 The life sciences industry faces a serious problem—a widespread trial master file (TMF) skills gap. There are simply not enough skilled TMF professionals to support the explosive growth and complexity of clinical research. That’s where LMK Clinical Research Consulting’s TMF University comes in. LMK’s TMF University is…

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The 3 Essential Skills Your TMF Team Must Have

September 15, 2022

Skill #2: How to Perform Document Level QC The life sciences industry faces a serious problem—a widespread trial master file (TMF) skills gap. There are simply not enough skilled TMF professionals to support the explosive growth and complexity of clinical research. That’s where LMK Clinical Research Consulting’s TMF University comes in. LMK’s TMF University is…

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The 3 Essential Skills Your TMF Team Must Have

September 7, 2022

Skill #1: How to Complete The Cycle of TMF QC The life sciences industry faces a serious problem—a widespread trial master file (TMF) skills gap. There are simply not enough skilled TMF professionals to support the explosive growth and complexity of clinical research. The result of this skills gap is the rising incidence of TMF-related…

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Stranger Things: 3 Monsters In Your TMF

July 6, 2022

The Netflix series Stranger Things is known for showcasing 80s’ films, pop culture, science fiction, and horror—all with a generous sprinkling of Dungeons and Dragons. Most of all, Stranger Things is known for its monsters: the Demogorgon, a demon with a mouth as its face; the Mind Flayer, a skyscraper-sized, spider-like monster comprised of darkness…

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The 3 Steps to Becoming a TMF Expert

June 14, 2022

On Thursday, June 16th, Ben Rogers, Manager of TMF Education & Employee Development at LMK Clinical Research Consulting, shared LMK’s most powerful tool for aspiring TMF experts. We are, of course, talking about TMF University. Check out the recording here TMF University Town Hall, where Ben will answer your questions about LMK’s TMF University, the…

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‘Stranger Things’: Do These ‘80s Toys Hold the Secret to TMF Health?

June 7, 2022

Stranger Things’ expert-level conjuring of ‘80s nostalgia is undoubtedly a big component of the series’ success. Many viewers who might otherwise turn away from sci-fi and fantasy are hooked on relatable characters grappling with the knots of adolescence in a way that reminds them of their own youth—but in a time and place that is…

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