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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.

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


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EDQM - CEP 2.0

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is seeking input from Certification of suitability (CEP) users for the implementation of the CEP 2.0.

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EMA - Guideline on computerised systems and electronic data in clinical trials

This guideline replaces the 'Reflection paper on expectations for electronic source data and data transcribed to electronic data collection tools in clinical trials' (EMA/INS/GCP/454280/2010).

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MHRA - Consultation on proposals for legislative changes for clinical trials

The MHRA and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, working closely with the HRA, consulted on a set of proposals to update, improve and strengthen the UK legislation that underpins the regulation of clinical trials. Having analysed over 2000 responses received, we will now take forward legislation to reform of the UK clinical trials regulatory framework that will: Ensure patients and their safety are at the focus of all clinical trials and bring the benefits of clinical trials to everyone Create a proportionate and flexible regulatory environment Cement the UK as a destination for international trials Provide a framework that is streamlined, agile and responsive to innovation This package of changes will deliver on our vision for a more proportionate, streamlined, flexible and effective clinical research environment, putting patients at the heart and the UK at the forefront of innovative regulation for clinical trials.

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