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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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NEW Booklet -A Practical Guide to Good Laboratory Practice in the Analytical Laboratory







This new booklet provides guidance to Management on the application of GLP Principles in all laboratories undertaking analytical procedures.

Many analytical laboratories conduct work to other standards in addition to GLP, for eample, Good Clinical Practice for Laboratories ISO 17025, etc. Although this booklet provides guidance on the application of GLP, many sections may also be relevant to these and other standards but  it should always be used in conjunction with these standards.

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RQA 2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 RQA Annual Conference was held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel during the 9-11 November 2016.

RQA would like to thank all the Delegates, Speakers, Session Owners/Chairs, Exhibitors and Sponsors for contributing to such an enjoyable and successful conference.

All the presentations that we have permission to feature will be available by the 5 December 2016 to all delegates who attended the conference.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 5th Global QA Conference in Edinburgh 1-3 November 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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