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  • 2021 International QA Conference

    Quality by agility. This year's virtual conference is now available to book.

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  • The Remote Auditing Course

    A two day course specifically designed to provide participants with an understanding of the methods that can be applied to the conduct of remote audits.

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  • Virtual Coffee Mornings

    Members only. Share, discuss, problem solve.

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*Please note that while still operational, the RQA office is being run remotely, so please bear with us if we take a little longer than usual to deal with any queries*

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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Our vision

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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EC - new tools for safe exchanges of personal data

Today, the European Commission adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses, one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

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Delivering High Standards in Medicines Advertising Regulation report 2020

Annual report from the MHRA on the regulation of medicines advertising to promote transparency.

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EMA - Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 17-20 May 2021

Highlights of the committee meeting.

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