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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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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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EMA - virtual conference: 25 years of advancing public and animal health

On 22 October 2020, EMA will mark 25 years of its strong commitment to protect public and animal health with a virtual conference. The event will be broadcast live on EMA’s website.

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MHRA - Decide if your product is a medicine or a medical device

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