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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.


Important notice regarding the RQA website

Due to essential upgrade and enhancement work, parts of the RQA website will be unavailable from Friday 19 May, this includes ordering events and products, and accessing your account.  Work is planned to take no more than a few days.  Please click here to submit your contact details and we shall email you as soon as work is complete.  Please note that during this time responses to emails, phone calls and the chat function on the website may take longer than usual.

We thank you for your patience.  If you have any queries please contact info@therqa.com or use the chat function that will be enabled on the website.




Bookings Open

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 finalising the programme content which will include international presentations, interactive sessions and QA Clinics.

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

All the information and booking online are now available

Click here for more information

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