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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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MHRA - Guidance Released Machine learning medical devices: transparency principles

13th June 2024

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MHRA - Updated Guidance Software and artificial intelligence (AI) as a medical device

This guidance provides access to important Software Group outputs that might be of assistance.

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EMA - ACT EU launching two advice pilots

The Accelerating Clinical Trials in the EU (ACT EU) initiative is today (10th June 2024) launching two advice pilots aimed at improving the quality of applications for clinical trials, the foundation for the development of safe and effective medicines in Europe.

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