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Key facts

The number of new RQA members who join the Association each year. We currently have just over 2200 members.

The number of Committee Members in 2017, these volunteers help with everything from new booklets to conference organisation.

The Association is forty years old in 2017.

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 Mission

1. To develop and promote quality standards in scientific research.

2. To facilitate knowledge sharing and transfer through:

  • Discussion
  • Training
  • Seminars
  • Forums 
  • Conferences
  • Publications
  • Partnership and co-operation

3. To liaise with regulatory agencies in the development and interpretation of regulations and guidance.

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New recruitment opportunity

A new recruitment opportunity added to the website - QA Manager, Charles River, France

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Recruitment opportunity

Another recruitment opportunity added to the website - Quality Assurance Manager (part time), UCL Cancer Institute, London

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Regulatory and procedural guidelines (human and veterinary)

This guidance specifies the technical requirements and the process of transmission of individual case safety reports (ICSRs) and is applicable to all stakeholders, which are exchanging ICSRs electronically within the European Economic Area.

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Quality Assurance Manager (part time)

Location: London

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