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.
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.
NEW Booklet -A Practical Guide to Good Laboratory Practice in the Analytical Laboratory
This new booklet provides guidance to Management on the application of GLP Principles in all laboratories undertaking analytical procedures.
Many analytical laboratories conduct work to other standards in addition to GLP, for eample, Good Clinical Practice for Laboratories ISO 17025, etc. Although this booklet provides guidance on the application of GLP, many sections may also be relevant to these and other standards but it should always be used in conjunction with these standards.
RQA 2016 Annual Conference
The 2016 RQA Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel Brighton during the 9-11 November 2016.
Latest News Items
UK EU Life Sciences Transition Programme
Following the outcome of the EU referendum, George Freeman MP, formerly Life Sciences Minister, announced the formation of the UK EU Life Sciences Steering Group to oversee and manage the transition for the life sciences sector and consider “how the UK can seize the opportunity to define a new relationship with the EU”.
New vacancy added to website
Research and Pre-Clinical Quality Senior Manager, Rixensart, Belgium