Providing controlled access – storing, organizing and tracking — to thousands of essential clinical trial documents is no easy task. The time and labor-intensive method of using paper-based or file-share based electronic file cabinets and Excel spreadsheets to manage the Trial Master File (TMF) is giving way to electronic, cloud-based TMF solutions that help meet GCP regulatory requirements, all while lowering costs and expediting critical process steps such as the setup of sites.
LifeSphere eTMF serves as the centralized, global repository for managing, organizing, storing, accessing and archiving all trial-related documents. It is fully validated, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and helps to ensure readiness for audits and inspections. Complete sponsor and investigator files including list of all expected and required documents can be rapidly created for each study. For fast, easy setup of the TMF, LifeSphere eTMF allows companies to define multiple TMF templates so the study manager can select the appropriate template and modify it to any study’s specific needs.
Full document management is combined with clinical trial logic to support the complete lifecycle of each document. Authors can upload new documents and start a workflow-driven, review-and-approval process. Context-sensitive document management capabilities manage, present and store documents according to their relations to clinical operations contexts to support trial management processes such as identifying required documents in the green light process.
LifeSphere eTMF retrieves documents rapidly using powerful search criteria that enable rapid access to documents in the system, regardless of the status. LifeSphere eTMF integrates out of the box with agClinical and agCenter, helping clinical operations teams reduce data-entry efforts and ensure the consistency of data in a way that stand-alone applications cannot offer.