2nd Most Hated Task In Clinical Research
TMF is the second most hated task in clinical research. Trial master file (TMF) is the collection of essential documents which allows the conduct of a clinical trial to be reconstructed and evaluated. It is basically the story of how the trial was conducted and managed.
It is very boring and tiresome, doing just one thing over and over again.
There are electronic and paper TMF. Paper TMF is hated because it is very slow and is old fashioned.
By the time project manager and CROs want TMF to be reconciled and focused. And just to get a few documents, you have to follow a lot of people to gather updates or data, which is very difficult and annoying.
People do not like it because it is not updated on daily basis and it gets very harsh to arrange all the TMF after years.