Category Archives: Technology

The eTMF Solutions Basket Gets Bigger

Just a quick note to mention that a few more vendors providing solutions for electronic trial master files (eTMFs) have been added to our growing list. In addition to this list of packages solutions, there is also a large selection … Continue reading

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Digital Preservation – An Industry Initiative to Develop Standards

The challenge of ensuring the long-term accessibility, reliability and authenticity of archived electronic records has been with us for some time, particularly in an industry where retention times can be in excess of 15 years…. sometimes for the marketed life … 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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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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Why Good Records Management Is Key

Authors: Eldin Rammell & Karen Redding (Phlexglobal Ltd) The past year has seen significant consolidation of mid-size CROs, with many of them being bought or put up for sale. In particular, the top six or seven CROs seem to be … Continue reading

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eTMFs from your Contract Research Organization (CRO)

I was recently asked what happens at the end of a clinical project when the CRO managing the study wants to hand over an electronic trial master file (eTMF). The sponsor may not have an existing eTMF to take the … Continue reading

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