Blog Posts

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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A TMF That Works With You: Achieving TMF Process Sustainability

August 9, 2021

Sustainable TMF processes are stable, repeatable, and scalable. Unsustainable TMF processes are poorly defined, constantly changing, time consuming, and introduce compliance risk. They make the workday a challenge and are a constant obstacle to our TMF goals. Nobody actively seeks to make a process unsustainable, of course, but achieving TMF process sustainability isn’t easy. Without…

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Facing TMF Bias: My Role is Not Entry Level PART THREE

May 14, 2021

Part Three: We begin with the end in mind. I’ve heard your TMF department has a revolving door. Contractors and young, fresh faces constantly churn through their first day on the job and last day in the office. This need not be the reality. There is no revolving door where I work. My team has…

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Facing TMF Bias: My Role is Not Entry Level PART TWO

April 27, 2021

Part Two: I tenaciously strive for TMF success. I’ve heard your TMF department has a revolving door. Contractors and young, fresh faces constantly churn through their first day on the job and last day in the office. This need not be the reality. There is no revolving door where I work. My team has left…

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