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Membership is open to all those with an interest in the quality and integrity of scientific research and development and those working with, or interested in, Good Laboratory, Clinical or Manufacturing Practice regulations or Pharmacovigilance, be they from industry, government, academia or contract research and wherever in the world they are based.

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As an Association dedicated to informing and advancing its members, we provide status and visibility for individuals concerned with the quality of research in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since its beginnings in 1977, the Association has grown and developed to reflect regulatory changes, the impact of regulatory inspection and the changing structure and needs of industry. RQA's purpose is to drive quality and integrity in scientific research and development.

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2014 Annual Conference

This year's conference with the theme Quality, Quo Vadis? (Quality, where are we going?) will be held at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on the 12-14 November 2014.

DELEGATE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Early Bird rate closes 23 August 2014.


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Please ensure that all contact details including information on job roles, expertise and interests are kept up to date by visiting the My Account section.  You can follow the link at the top of the page, or by clicking here.

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EU Notified Body plans program of surprise audits

As many as 300 unannounced audits of medical device manufacturers around the world are being planned by BSI Group, and a spokeswoman for the company said the goal is for every BSI client to have had at least one surprise inspection within the next two years. BSI, which is a notified body for CE-marked medical devices, is instituting the audits to comply with new EU medical device safety requirements. Clinica (subscription required) (8/19)

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Update to Guidance for UK manufacturer’s licence and manufacturer’s authorisation (for investigational medicinal products) holders on the use of stand alone contract laboratories

An updated version of "Guidance for UK manufacturer's licence and manufacturer's authorisation (for investigational medicinal products) holders on the use of stand alone contract laboratories" has been issued.

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