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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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Welcome to the RQA website

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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EU Clinical Trial Regulation: Where are we?

A 'heads up' on some GCP aspects by the RQA GCP Committee.

The EU Parliament and Council have approved the new EU Clinical Trials Regulation and as soon as the new text is available we will update the webinar.

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2014 RQA 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.



Call for Posters now open

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RQA Members - Are your details up to date?

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 Council approves the Clinical Trials Regulation

The EU Council has approved the Clinical Trials Regulation. This formal adoption of the Regulation means that it will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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MHRA Business Plan for 2014-15

The MHRA has published its Business Plan for 2014-15. This is an important document that sets out key work over the next year to progress their 2013-18 Corporate Plan and how they will respond to challenges and opportunities ahead.

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