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
The research quality association (RQA) is a professional membership body dedicated to informing and advancing its members. We provide status and visibility for individuals engaged in the quality of research concerning pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since our inception in 1977, the Association has increased and evolved to reflect regulatory changes, the growing impact of regulatory inspection and the ever-changing structure and needs of industry.
RQA's purpose is to drive quality and integrity in scientific research.
2017 Membership Renewals
You can now renew your RQA membership for 2017. Please click here.
The 5th Global QA Conference will take place at the Edinburgh Internation Conference Centre (EICC) during the 1st-3rd November 2017.
The conference is hosted by RQA along with its other partners - Japanese Society of Quality Assurance (JSQA) and the USA Society of Quality Assurance (SQA).
The Conference Programme Committee are currently developing the programme content which will include international presentations, interactive sessions and QA Clinics. The programme should be available at the end of February 2017.
The theme for the conference is - One World - Challenging the Global Boundaries.
Exhibitor information and the 'Call for Posters' will be available at the end of January 2017.
Latest News Items
New job opportunity added to the website
A new recruitment opportunity has been added to the website Premier Research - Senior Auditor for Quality Assurance, Risk, and Compliance
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”.