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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.  

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 - Launch of new HMA-EMA catalogues of real-world data sources and studies

EMA and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) have launched two public electronic catalogues: one for real-world data (RWD) sources and one for RWD studies.

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EMA - Meeting highlights from the CHMP 19-22 February 2024

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 19-22 February 2024

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EMA - Meeting highlights from the CVMP 13-14 February 2024

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) 13-14 February 2024

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