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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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Welcome to the RQA website

The research quality association (RQA) is a professional membership body dedicated to informing and advancing its members. We provide status and visibility for individuals engaged in the quality of research concerning pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since our inception in 1977, the Association has increased and evolved to reflect regulatory changes, the growing impact of regulatory inspection and the ever-changing structure and needs of industry.
RQA's purpose is to drive quality and integrity in scientific research.

Click here to view our mission statement.


2017 Membership Renewals

The closing date for membership renewals is 31st March. If you haven't already renewed, please click here.


Exhibitor bookings for the 5th Global QA Conference now open - see below for a taste of what you can expect....



The 5th Global QA Conference will take place at the Edinburgh International 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 in March 2017.

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

Exhibitor information and the 'Call for Posters'now available

Click here for more information

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