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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, Computing, 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 59%
Good Laboratory Practice 38%
Good Manufacturing Practice 26%
Good Pharmacovigilance Practice 23%
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice 24%
Computing 15%
Medical Devices 12%
Non-Regulated Research 12%
Good Laboratory Practice Field Studies 9%
Good Clinical Practice (Veterinary) 5%

Key facts

New members join RQA each year. Our current membership stands at just over 2200.

The number of RQA's LinkedIn followers, this has increased from 670 in 2014.

The Association is 40 years old in 2017, having started in 1977.

What is RQA?

RQA is international

We have members in 59 countries and have many contacts with 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?

Applicants pay a one-off administration fee when joining. An annual subscription is payable and is due on 1st January each year.

Those applying to join for the first time between 1st September and 31st December need not pay an annual subscription, but will be asked to pay an annual subscription the following 1st January. The administration fee will still remain.  For further details on this, please click here.

Applying for membership is easy

 for more information on how to apply today click here.

Free membership

Non-members attending one of our professional development courses have the option of applying for free membership for the calendar year in which the course takes place.  More details will be available while the course is taking place.