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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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Global regulators work towards alignment on policy approaches and regulatory flexibility during COVID-19 – update #3

As part of its coordinated response to the pandemic, the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) convened its regular high-level meeting of regulators from around the world on 27 May 2020 to discuss COVID-19 policies, regulatory aspects of COVID-19 medicine development and pragmatic approaches to address challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic.

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MHRA issues a scientific opinion for the first medicine to treat COVID-19 in the UK

MHRA has today given the first positive scientific opinion under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS) for use of Gilead’s remdesivir.

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Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 25-28 May 2020

Eight new medicines recommended for approval EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) recommended eight medicines for approval at its May 2020 meeting.

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