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Who are RQA

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.  

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To inspire quality, integrity and compliance in scientific research.

Our mission

To provide knowledge and learning in the scientific research community by building expertise through training, communication, engagement and collaboration.


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MHRA Inspector Recruitment

The MHRA have produced a blog to give you the information you need to consider if applying for future roles.

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2019 Risk Management Standard for Medical Devices ISO 14971:2019

The currently valid ISO 14971 of 2007 will now be replaced by the version from 2019 (revision 3). The standard is applicable to all phases of a medical device´s life cycle.

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EMA Management Board: December Meeting Highlights

The EMA's Management Board met in December for their 106th meeting.

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