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Get the latest updates from the LMK Clinical Research Team! New blogs are released periodically throughout the year.

How to Build a Strong TMF

Building a strong TMF that is reliable, credible, and inspection ready at all times is crucial for the reconstruction of any clinical trial. Successful TMF trial management can be facilitated by:   Standardizing Processes: Implementing SOP’s for filing or QCing a TMF document ensures your team is consistently delivering the same quality of work. An

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GCP INSPECTIONS METRICS REPORT: KEY CONCLUSIONS

The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is renowned and feared for its high expectations regarding the Trial Master File (TMF). MHRA expects your TMF to be “the story of how the trial was conducted and managed.” Given the MHRA’s expectations, it is no surprise that the TMF is well represented among

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Meet the LMK Team: Connie Orander

“It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”  – Patrick Lencioni   Connie Orander, one of our TMF Consultants, embodies a great team member. Connie has been with LMK for slightly over a year. She is always willing to lend a hand to her coworkers.

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2019 TMF RM Survey Results Summary

The Trial Master File Reference Model (TMF RM) group has announced the results of their 2019 TMF survey, which was launched in November 2019. The purpose of the TMF Survey is to gather industry-wide insights of TMF/eTMF management and knowledge of the reference model. The data collected is used to identify new TMF trends, measure

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Meet the LMK Team: Sheila Garland

TEAM. Together. Everyone. Achieves. More.   To keep our “Meet the Team” blog series going, we interviewed Sheila Garland, who has worked at LMK for a little over a year. Sheila tells us what she enjoys about her key role at LMK, what skills she attributes to her success, and what she would like to

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Emails: To File or Not To File?

Emails.  It’s a love – hate relationship.  We loathe a full inbox when returning from vacation because those emails represent how far behind we are with our work.  Even during normal business hours, nonstop emails can draw our attention when we are trying to close out our workday.  It can be hard to turn off

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Meet the LMK Team: Allison Grosik

At LMK, we acknowledge we could not be successful without our incredible team. This month we interviewed Allison Grosik, one of our dedicated TMF Support Analysts. Allison has been with the team for 6 months. Allison shares with us what she enjoys about her key role at LMK, her most memorable project, and her retirement

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Meet the LMK Team: Marielle Hewitt

At LMK, we consider our dedicated team the key to our success. This month we interviewed Marielle Hewitt, one of our diligent TMF Support Analysts. Marielle has been with our organization for five months, and her contributions are crucial to our success. Learn about Marielle’s key role at LMK, her most memorable project, and the

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Meet the LMK Team: Jason Badamo

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people” – Steve Jobs. This month we interviewed Jason Badamo, TMF Auditor, who has been a member of the team for one and a half years. Learn what Jason’s proudest moment at LMK is, his most memorable project, and

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Meet the LMK Team: Jackie Morrill

At LMK, we believe that our dedicated team is the key to our success. This month we interviewed Jackie Morrill, our Executive Director of Clinical Operations, who has been with the team for 4 years. Jackie tells us what she enjoys about her key role at LMK, her most memorable project, and what her go-to

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Know Your Regs: A TMF Regulatory Overview

Part 3: 21 CFR Part 11 As part of a recent webinar series, LMK Clinical Research Consulting was lucky to host Marie-Christine Poisson-Carvajal, Head of TMF & Registry Operations at Pfizer, to discuss the main regulations that predicate the Trial Master File. During the webinar, Marie-Christine outlined the four most common relevant regulatory authorities and

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3 Ways Your eTMF Can Be the Champion of Your Clinical Trial

Visit LMK at the 9th Annual TMF Summit Now that the holiday season is over, the TMF experts at LMK are refreshed, reenergized, and ready to help you tackle your most pressing TMF challenges in 2020. As part of our mission to ensure TMF success for all, we’ll be attending the 9th annual Trial Master

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A Bright Idea Will Bring Us Together: Happy Holidays from LMK

Like so many tangled strands of holiday lights, making sense of an unhealthy TMF can bring out the opposite of holiday spirit. Still, LMK’s TMF experts have been working all year on the most challenging TMF problems. They have found obstacles that may at first seem impassable can be overcome when the right technology and

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Know Your Regs: A TMF Regulatory Overview

Part 2: MHRA Gray Guide As part of a recent webinar series, LMK Clinical Research Consulting was lucky enough to host Marie-Christine Poisson-Carvajal, Head of TMF & Registry Operations at Pfizer, to discuss the main regulations that predicate the trial master file. During the webinar, Marie-Christine outlined the four most common relevant regulatory authorities and

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The Powerful Benefits of TMF Gratitude

At home with our family and friends and surrounded by delicious food and drink it is easy to count one’s blessings. The benefits of gratitude, however, are available all year long and extend far beyond the border of the Thanksgiving table. LMK’s TMF experts have even found that gratitude, a quality of open appreciation for

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Know Your Regs: A TMF Regulatory Overview

Part 1: ICH GCP As part of a recent webinar series, LMK Clinical Research Consulting was lucky enough to host Marie-Christine Poisson-Carvajal, Head of TMF & Registry Operations at Pfizer, to discuss the main regulations that predicate the trial master file. During the webinar, Marie-Christine outlined the four most common relevant regulatory authorities and their

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TMF Horror Cliches

The Top 4 Horror Clichés Lurking in Your TMF With Halloween finally here, many of us are curling up on the couch with a bucket of candy and binge-watching horror movies. There are an abundance of these films to stream: cult classics, who-done-its, edge-of-your seat thrillers, gory slasher films, and the ever-popular zombie uprising. Some

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5 Narrative Elements That Will Reveal The Masterpiece In Your TMF

In response to the increasing opacity of the trial master file (TMF), clinical trial decision makers have embraced quantitative metrics as a way of characterizing and understanding the health of a TMF. Quantitative metrics are easily generated through the reporting functionality of a modern electronic TMF (eTMF) and appear to add value by leveraging the

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Constant Renewal: The Perennial TMF and GDP

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” This famous passage from Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, suggests that the fall season is a time of renewal rather than the last hurrah before the dead of winter. As we celebrate fall and contemplate winter, we should also consider the changing seasons

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Best Practices: Smart Study Start-Up Leads to TMF Success

In a recent Veeva survey, 81% of respondents reported the ongoing use of manual processes (like spreadsheets and emails) to manage study start-up.[1] More worryingly, despite the recognized need for increased clinical operations transparency and efficiency, the same survey report cites that study start-up is no faster than it was a decade ago, even considering

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