Author Archives: rammellel

About rammellel

Records management consultant to the life sciences / pharmaceutical industry

TMF Reference Model Revised

The Trial Master File (TMF) Reference Model consists of standardized taxonomy that outlines the clear definition and organization of TMF content using standard nomenclature. This model, developed by a working group of the DIA Document Management Special Interest Area Community … Continue reading

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TMF Reference Model Gains Momentum

The Trial Master File Reference Model (TMF RM), a supported initiative through the Document and Records Management SIAC of the Drug Information Association (DIA) is a standard reference for the contents of a Trial Master File. First published in 2010, … Continue reading

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Will ePub or HTML5 Be The New Standard for Electronic Records?

As an industry, I think records managers and archivists have generally welcomed the emergence of PDF and PDF/A as a standard for the creation and preservation of documents. At last we have a format that enables us to view documents … Continue reading

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DIA EDM Corner Has Moved

This is just a quick notification that as a result of restructuring of the DIA (Drug Information Association) website, the link to the EDM Corner has now changed. The EDM Corner contains links to Trial Master File Reference Model and … Continue reading

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GCP Records Management – How Are We Doing in Canada?

Health Canada has recently released a publication summarising the results of GCP inspections carried out between April 2004 and March 2011. It makes for interesting reading compared to a similar document released by the MHRA three years ago. At 24.5% … Continue reading

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Do You Destroy Records Securely?

When it comes to destroying records at the end of their retention period, I’m guessing that most records managers and archivists will have a well-established program to ensure such records are destroyed securely. There are industry standards for secure destruction, … Continue reading

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Use of Digital Signatures

I’ve just come across a White Paper from AIIM on the use of digital signature technology. As this makes for interesting reading, I thought I’d just share some highlights and provide a link to the full report: In 63% of … Continue reading

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