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Lessons From the TMF Hotline: Inspection Readiness and The Power of the TMF QC Cycle

May 17, 2022

Thank you to all who attended LMK Clinical Research Consulting’s May 6th Inspection Readiness Day, hosted by LMK’s Founder and TMF trailblazer, Sholeh Ehdaivand! As those of you who attended the livestream event know, the purpose of Inspection Readiness Day is to provide every attendee with the real-world advice and battle-tested best practices necessary to…

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Rethink Your Study Team to Reimagine Your TMF

May 4, 2022

Rethink Your Study Team to Reimagine Your TMF For the last several decades, clinical study teams have been structured according to the Full-Service (FS) and Functional Service Provider (FSP) outsourcing models. [1][2][3]The FS and FSP outsourcing models have grown in tandem with the prevalence of CROs and have been the main catalyst for their growth.…

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The Symbols of Ozark Season 4

May 4, 2022

TMF Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight Up until the day everything changed, Marty thought he lived the perfect life. Marty had the wife, the colonial framed by a white picket fence, and two picture-perfect children. Marty was reserved, logical, and in control. Marty was a top earning financial advisor. Marty was awash in money. Regrettably,…

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TMF 911, What’s Your Inspection Readiness Emergency?

April 21, 2022

A fire. A flood. A heart attack. These are all considered emergencies. Emergencies take a myriad of forms but share some core characteristics: They are consequential and serious events. They are unexpected and dangerous, requiring immediate action to prevent loss of life, property, or both. In the life sciences industry, the word “inspection” fits these…

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Rethink Your Study Team to Reimagine Your TMF

April 18, 2022

For the last several decades, clinical study teams have been structured according to the Full-Service (FS) and Functional Service Provider (FSP) outsourcing models. [1][2][3] The FS and FSP outsourcing models have grown in tandem with the prevalence of CROs and have been the main catalyst for their growth. In the FP model, entire clinical studies…

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TMF 911, What’s Your Inspection Readiness Emergency?

April 13, 2022

A fire. A flood. A heart attack. These are all considered emergencies. Emergencies take a myriad of forms but share some core characteristics: They are consequential and serious events. They are unexpected and dangerous, requiring immediate action to prevent loss of life, property, or both. In the life sciences industry, the word “inspection” fits these…

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Ask the TMF Experts About That Note to File: Your Questions and Answers

April 12, 2022

Meet Sholeh Ehdaivand and Ben Rodgers. Ehdaivand and Rogers are a part of LMK Clinical Research Consulting’s family of TMF experts who share over 500 years of combined life science support experience. If you missed the second event in the Ask the Expert series, “About That Note to File…”, on Thursday, October 21st, no worries!…

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Red Flags You Can’t Ignore: More TMF Lessons from Love Is Blind

April 7, 2022

In our last blog, we introduced Love Is Blind, a Netflix reality dating show and social experiment with a twist. On the show, prospective couples meet, date, and get engaged, all without seeing each other by way of dating pods. These dating pods consist of two soundproof rooms connected by a speaker and microphone in…

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Don’t Get Left at the Altar: TMF Lessons from Love Is Blind

April 5, 2022

We’re all for some human subject research, but this experiment might go a little too far. Netflix’s season two of Love Is Blind recently premiered and promises us another ten episodes of love, tears, and dating pods all in the name of a social experiment. For the uninitiated, Love Is Blind is a Netflix reality…

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