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    Europe's largest quality event in the industry. Join over 500 Quality professionals in Dublin this November.

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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 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
  • Podcasts
  • Partnership and co-operation

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

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EMA Management Board

Highlights of October 2019 meeting

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MHRA Process Licensing: useful information

New MHRA Blog post.

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No-deal Brexit - update to GCP, PV and GMP/GDP

A line was added to the GCP, PV and GMP/GDP pages, risk-based inspection programmes will remain unchanged

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