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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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International Standard For Medical Device Testing Updated

ISO 14155:2020 - Clinical investigation of medical devices for human subjects — GCP Patient safety is a key focus in update of ISO 14155, the industry reference for good practice in clinical trials.

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MHRA - GCP Serious Breaches update

The annual metrics report for GCP referrals has now been published for 2019. In 2019, MHRA received a total of 112 serious breach notifications, of which: 75 were deemed to be a serious breach 36 deemed not to be a serious breach 1 awaiting further information to enable final determination...

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Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 20-23 July 2020

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) recommended eleven medicines for approval at its July 2020 meeting, including a medicine for use in countries outside the European Union.

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