Technology Guide

Managing the Trial Master File

Learn about the evolution of electronic trial master file (eTMF) software through four generations and how to select the one that is best for your company.

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Why you need an eTMF application

What is an eTMF, why it’s important, and the regulatory requirements around managing the Trial Master File.

Four generations of the eTMF system

How the eTMF system has evolved over four generations and why this 4th Gen eTMF works for all life sciences companies.


The ten defining attributes of a 4th generation eTMF

Today’s eTMF is about more than managing documents, it’s also about the processes. What key elements define a 4th Gen eTMF?

Selecting & Implementing a 4th Gen eTMF

How do you know which eTMF is right for your company? And once you find it, what’s the best approach for implementation? 


We are now in the fourth generation of eTMF solutions that help all Life Sciences companies reduce the cost, complexity, and time to manage their clinical trial processes. ETMFs are no longer the luxury of enterprise companies.

But not every eTMF available today is a fourth-generation eTMF. It’s critical to understand the key capabilities and attributes that comprise a 4G eTMF to ensure you are getting a solution that can support your needs now
and in the future.

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