Who We Are
SQA is an association of over 2,300 QA professionals in over 30 countries who are dedicated to implementing Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in industry, government, academia and consulting.
What We Do
The professionals in this Society are challenged to perform duties relating to quality assurance of:
- Nonclinical laboratory studies within the scope of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations and international standard for nonclinical laboratory studies prepared by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;
- Clinical investigations within the scope of FDA Good Clinical Practice regulations, EPA regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects, United States Department of Agriculture regulations for veterinary biologics and international standards for clinical investigations prepared by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and the Veterinary International Conference on Harmonization (VICH); and
- FDA current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations and the international quality standards prepared by the ICH, VICH and ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
The professionals also promote a quality culture by encouraging integrity and promoting quality systems in all scientific research.
SQA advances the profession of Quality Assurance by providing educational, networking and other opportunities to QA professionals. The Society includes general membership, special interest and administrative Committees, Regional Chapters and Specialty Sections. If you are interested in becoming an SQA member, please explore the topics under "Become a Member" on the left, or click the "Join SQA" link at the top or bottom of the screen.
Please see the Announcements page for the latest SQA news.
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