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.
Click here to view our vision and mission statement.
2015 Membership Renewals
You can now renew your membership for 2015. Please click here and follow the prompts. Please also take a few moments to take part in the Annual Membership Satisfaction Survey.
2014 Annual Conference
This year's conference with the theme Quality, Quo Vadis? (Quality, where are we going?) was held at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on the 12-14 November 2014.
The conference attracted a record number of delegates
NEW PUBLICATION AVAILABLE
Quality in Research - Guidelines for working in non-regulated research
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.
Latest News Items
HRA and MHRA - Clinical Trial Regulation
HRA and MHRA welcome public consultation on application of transparency rules of EU Clinical Trial Regulation
New recruitment position - Quality and Compliance Manager
New position posted on the Recruitment section of our website - Quality and Compliance Manager