Not having access to accurate, real-time TMF metrics throughout a clinical trial is like driving at night with the headlights off. Sponsors and CROs need to leverage these metrics to improve TMF management and remedy performance gaps. However, when we polled our audience in a recent webinar (Implementing Metrics and Completeness Reporting) on the accuracy of their TMF metrics, 53% of respondents answered “somewhat accurate”, 21% said “not accurate”, 21% answered "I don't know”, and just 6% said “very accurate”. Clearly, there’s work to be done!
Measuring the most basic of study performance metrics is a frequently cited problem amongst clinical professionals, so let’s start by going back to the basics. Below, we’ll discuss what a TMF metrics program is, how defining a program will improve your TMF metrics, and how to begin implementing one at your organization (hint, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach). Then, we’ll take a look at some of the core TMF metrics and share what value they bring to your clinical trial.