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Membership is open to all those with an interest in the quality and integrity of scientific research and development and those working with, or interested in, Good Laboratory, Clinical or Manufacturing Practice regulations or Pharmacovigilance, be they from industry, government, academia or contract research and wherever in the world they are based.

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As an Association dedicated to informing and advancing its members, we provide status and visibility for individuals concerned with the quality of research in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since its beginnings in 1977, the Association has grown and developed to reflect regulatory changes, the impact of regulatory inspection and the changing structure and needs of industry. RQA's purpose is to drive quality and integrity in scientific research and development.

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The 5th Global QA Conference will take place at the Edinburgh Internation Conference Centre (EICC) during the 1st-3rd November 2017.

The conference is hosted by RQA along with its other partners - Japanese Society of Quality Assurance (JSQA) and the USA Society of Quality Assurance (SQA).

The Conference Programme Committee are currently developing the programme content which will include international presentations, interactive sessions and QA Clinics. The programme should be available at the end of February 2017.

The theme for the conference is - One World - Challenging the Global Boundaries.

Exhibitor information and the 'Call for Posters' will be available at the end of January 2017. 

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A new recriutment opportunity has been added to the websit Premier Research - Senior Auditor for Quality Assurance, Risk, and Compliance

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UK EU Life Sciences Transition Programme

Following the outcome of the EU referendum, George Freeman MP, formerly Life Sciences Minister, announced the formation of the UK EU Life Sciences Steering Group to oversee and manage the transition for the life sciences sector and consider “how the UK can seize the opportunity to define a new relationship with the EU”.

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