LMK Blog

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

December 20, 2019

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

December 9, 2019

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

November 25, 2019

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

November 19, 2019

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

October 31, 2019

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

October 15, 2019

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

October 14, 2019

“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

September 19, 2019

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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Not Just a Midsummer Night’s Dream: Digital Transformation for Your TMF

September 10, 2019

Now that summer has come to an end, we are rolling up our sleeves and working hard to solve your most pressing TMF challenges. As part of our mission to ensure TMF success for all, we’re attending two important conferences: The Veeva R&D Summit, September 8th through the 10th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Trial…

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