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RQA Membership

Who should join?

Membership is open to all those involved in the quality and integrity of scientific research and to those working with, or interested in, Good Laboratory Practice, Good Clinical Practice, Good Pharmacovigilance PracticeGood Manufacturing Practice Regulations, IT, Medical Devices and Animal Health be they from industry, government, academia or contract research and wherever in the world they are based.

Membership is broken down into the following categories of expertise (members may have chosen more than one area of expertise):


Percentage of
RQA Membership

Good Clinical Practice 60%
Good Laboratory Practice 33%
Good Pharmacovigilance Practice 27%
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice 25%
Good Manufacturing Practice 25%
Medical Devices 15%
Computing/IT 14%
Non-Regulated Research 13%
Good Laboratory Practice Field Studies 8%
Good Clinical Practice (Veterinary) 4%

What is RQA?

RQA is international

We have members in over 60 countries and have many contacts within other research quality societies, other related professional bodies and regulatory agencies throughout the world. These contacts allow regular exchanges of information, which are communicated to members. 

What will it cost me and how do I apply?

Applicants pay a one-off fee when joining. An annual subscription is due on 1st January each year. Please refer to the Join Now page for further details.

Free Membership on Events

If you pay the non-member fee to attend a professional development course (or conference when applicable) you are entitled to apply for free membership until the end of that calendar year. If you apply for free membership following a professional development course (or conference when applicable) that takes place between September and December you will receive free membership for the remainder of that year plus the whole of the following calendar year. You will be provided with a discount code during the event to enter online when you apply for membership. This also applies to in-house course attendees who are non-members.


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