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    RQA is delighted to announce that its Corporate Platinum Sponsor for 2020 is Veeva Systems Inc.

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    28th - 30th October 2020 Manchester Central. Super Early Bird Booking now open.

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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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Covid-19: FDA Postpones Domestic and Foreign Inspections

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA has decided to postpone most foreign inspections until the end of April.

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EU GMP Annex 21 published

On 20 March, after some delays, the new Annex 21 to the EU-GMP Guidelines was published as a draft. The document is entitled 'Importation of medicinal Products'. Consultation phase is 20 March 2020 to 20 June 2020. The deadline for coming into operation still needs to be determined.

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The MHRA have put a lot of links on about inspections during these unprecedented times, here is the latest. We have also put together a COVID-19 Discussion Forum so everyone can discuss and share information related to working during this time.

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