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Guidelines for Quality in Non-Regulated Scientific Research

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The aim of this guideline document is to facilitate the straight forward development of a Quality System in any research institution, irrespective of discipline, which has no previous experience of such process. A structure of ten subject matter sections has been adopted so as to provide a simple, pragmatic "get started" model for Quality systems in Non-Regulated Scientific Research. Evaluation of risk should drive the order of their implementation.


  1. Project Management
  2. Personnel
  3. Facilities
  4. Equipment
  5. Materials and Reagents
  6. Procedures
  7. Research and Work Records
  8. Computer Systems
  9. Research Review
  10. Quality System


RQA Working Party on Quality in Non-Regulated Research 


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June 2008

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