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More Than Document Collection: The eTMF As the Conductor of Study Start-Up Part 2 – Ethics Submission and Approval

March 22, 2022

Study start-up (SSU) is all about speed, because in the costly world of clinical trials, time is literally money. A study conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development found that start-up for an individual site (pre-visit to site initiation) takes about eight months, a significant portion of the overall time and…

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More Than Document Collection: The eTMF As the Conductor of Study Start-Up Part 1 – Site ID and Selection

March 16, 2022

Study start-up (SSU) is all about speed, because in the costly world of clinical trials, time is literally money. A recent study places the cost of the median Phase III clinical trial at nineteen million dollars[1], and a typical Phase III trial may take between one and four years to complete. A study conducted by…

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Rethink Training to Reengage TMF Stakeholders

March 10, 2022

The need for TMF training is constant. Each workday your TMF team faces a barrage of new regulatory expectations, technologies, processes, documents, therapeutic areas, and clinical trial designs. With each completed study, TMF complexity grows, and the need to learn from past successes and failures becomes increasingly critical. In an environment like this, if your…

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TMF University Trial to Triumph: A Look Into Learner Experiences

February 2, 2022

It is hard to believe that the inaugural TMF University Cohort began in February of 2021.  In the year since TMF University has made a splash within the TMF Community, we have had over 100 participants enroll and take part in this opportunity.  We have engaged with participants and gain their feedback into the triumphs…

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Finding The Limits: AI and the TMF

January 21, 2022

Ask any industry clinical research leader about the technologies most likely to digitally transform the future of clinical research, and they will undoubtedly talk about artificial intelligence (AI). Any mention of AI, though, inspires a spirited debate. Some fear that AI will take our jobs, or that AI is unsafe. Others say AI will drive…

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TransPerfect Life Sciences Acquires LMK Clinical Research Consulting

December 6, 2021

Leaders in TMF Management Combine Forces to Support Sponsors with Comprehensive System Agnostic TMF Services NEW YORK, NC (December 6, 2021) TransPerfect Life Sciences, a leading provider of services and technologies to support global clinical trials and product development for the biopharmaceutical industry, today announced that it has acquired LMK Clinical Research Consulting, a leader in…

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Skeletons in the Closet Don’t Be the Next TMF Horror Story

October 18, 2021

It’s the time of year for scary stories. Usually these involve haunted houses, zombies, ghosts, and/or reanimated skeletons and are a welcome catharsis balancing the sugar high of pumpkin spice lattes and snickers bars. The most chilling stories, though, aren’t confined to the month of October. We are, of course, talking about TMF horror stories.…

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How to Get a Job Working with the TMF: Part Two

August 23, 2021

In working with those interested in starting a TMF career, one of the most common questions we get asked is “How do I get a job working with the TMF without much (or any) industry experience?” At LMK it’s not just our mission to be the best TMF professionals we can be, it’s our mission…

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How to Get a Job Working with the TMF: Part One

August 16, 2021

If you’ve been following our blog posts over the years, it’s probably because you work with the TMF or would like to. But, despite all the TMF topics we’ve covered, there’s one we haven’t given nearly enough attention. That topic is you—your TMF career, your personal development, and your journey from TMF beginner to TMF…

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