Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering opportunities are for TOPRA members only.

Current opportunities

New territory-based member groups being established in summer 2018, plus several additional new or ongoing opportunities for TOPRA members.  

TOPRA In England


TOPRA In England is being set up for TOPRA members in response to the feedback in our most recent annual survey. The group aims to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in England. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in England with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on Regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in England
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions within England on behalf of TOPRA 


Ways to contribute
 
We are looking to create new steering groups consisting of Chair/Deputy Chair/Secretary/Social Media liaison etc.

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars or networking events.

Experience/knowledge needed 

  • Good interpersonal & networking skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills.

Location
Virtual – Members based in England are welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?
Email Sinéad


TOPRA In Germany


This new group will be set up over the summer with the aim of providing a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in Germany. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Germany with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on Regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Germany
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions within Germany on behalf of TOPRA

Ways to contribute
We are looking to create new steering groups consisting of Chair/Deputy Chair/Secretary/Social Media liaison etc. 

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars or networking events.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal & networking skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills.

Location
Virtual – Members based in Germany are welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?
Email Sinéad

 


TOPRA In Netherlands


TOPRA In Netherlands is being set up for TOPRA members in response to the feedback in our most recent annual survey. The group aims to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in England. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Spain with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on Regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Spain
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions within England on behalf of TOPRA


Ways to contribute
We are looking to create new steering groups consisting of Chair/Deputy Chair/Secretary/Social Media liaison etc. 

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars or networking events.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills.


Location
Virtual – Members based in Netherlands are welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?
Email Sinéad



TOPRA In Spain


TOPRA IN Spain logo

TOPRA IN Spain was created for TOPRA members to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in Spain. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Spain with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Spain
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions within Spain on behalf of TOPRA
Ways to contribute

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars or networking events.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal & networking skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills.
Location

Virtual – Members based in Spain are welcome to apply.


How do I find out more?
Email Sinéad


TOPRA In Wales


TOPRA IN Wales is being set up for TOPRA members in response to the feedback in our most recent annual survey. The group aims to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in Wales. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Wales with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on Regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Wales
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions within Wales on behalf of TOPRA  

Ways to contribute
We are looking to create new steering groups consisting of Chair/Deputy Chair/Secretary/Social Media liaison etc.

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars or networking events.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills.  


Location 
Virtual – Members based in Wales are welcome to apply.


How do I find out more?
Email Sinéad
 



CRED Course Working Party Members

TOPRA is seeking experts to become part of our Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) Course working party. Working party members contribute to the planning and development of the course via teleconference meetings. The CRED Programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

Areas of expertise required 

  • CMC 
  • Veterinary Variations 
  • Generics 
  • Orphan drugs
  • Reviewing dossiers

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years experience working in specific area listed above
  • Previous experience of being involved in an RA related working party would be useful

Location
Suitable for international-based Members. 

How do I find out more?
Email Samantha (please include your CV)



Production Information and Labelling SPIN


TOPRA Production Info and Labelling SPIN

Aims of the Product Information and Labelling SPIN

The main purpose of the Product Information & Labelling SPIN is to share regulatory knowledge around product information keeping in mind the end user, the patient. The SPIN is open to all TOPRA members who share a common interest in product information and would like to connect with others working in this area. Members of this group could be either working in the field of product information or working with the teams who focus in this area.

Objectives
  1. Sharing regulatory knowledge and experiences related to product information across drug product lifecycle
  2. Providing training opportunities to less experienced members in the area of product information
  3. Voicing opinions via TOPRA to legislation consultations organized by regulatory agencies (EMA/MHRA/FDA)

Ways to contribute

Be a key member of the new Product Information SPIN steering group, TOPRA’s Member Community space for those interested in product information and labelling. You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • An interest in all linked to product information and labelling
  • A willingness to contribute content as well as opinions


Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinéad



TOPRA IN Switzerland Steering Group Members


Aims of TOPRA IN Switzerland

TOPRA IN Switzerland was created for TOPRA members to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in Switzerland. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Switzerland with support from TOPRA
  • To support local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To provide feedback on regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Switzerland
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions
Ways to contribute

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills
Location

Virtual – Members based in Switzerland are welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinéad



Call for presenters: Essentials of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs 2018/19


TOPRA is seeking experts to present our one-day introductory course to pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. The course is designed for very new recruits, PAs, administrators and support staff in regulatory affairs and other related areas such as medical, manufacturing and marketing.  

Volunteers will be required to co-present the following areas: 

  • Overview of drug development
  • Regulatory control of clinical trials
  • Marketing authorisation applications
  • Product information (labelling)
  • European marketing authorisation procedures
  • Marketing authorisation strategy
  • Post-authorisation activities

Experience/knowledge needed:

  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least five years experience working in regulatory affairs
  • Previous experience of being involved in an RA related working party would be useful

Location
Suitable for members based in the UK. 

How do I find out more?
If you have expertise in this area and are interested in getting involved please send your CV to Samantha.


Pharmacovigilance SPIN Chair and Steering Group Members

 
Aims of the Pharmacovigilance SPIN

The PV Special Interest Network (SPIN) was created for TOPRA members in January 2009 to provide a forum for regulatory affairs professionals working in the field of Pharmacovigilance. The aims of this SPIN are:

  • To raise the awareness of global pharmacovigilance in a European context
  • To promote collaboration between individuals and with other organisations involved in drug safety
  • To contribute to the raising of professional competency, standards and understanding of PV
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information/knowledge transfer
  • To provide insights in and raise awareness of future developments.
Ways to contribute

Be a key member of the PV SPIN steering group, including the newly vacant Chair role. You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to telecon meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years experience working in the area of pharmacovigilance
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinéad

 


Electronic Regulatory Affairs (eRA) SPIN Steering Group

 

Aims of the eRA SPIN

To promote and promulgate e-Working and enable the transformation process.

Ways to contribute

Be a key member of the eRA SPIN steering group, TOPRA’s Member Community space for those interested in Electronic Regulatory Affairs (eRA). You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to telecon meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years experience working in the area of electronic regulatory affairs
  • An interest in all things digital/ e-Regulatory
  • a willingness to contribute content as well as opinions
Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinéad



Ongoing Opportunities

Regulatory Rapporteur (print) journal

Ways to contribute

For one-off activities, you can offer to write an article or peer review one on your specialist area. Or if you are in a position to offer long-term commitment you can put yourself forward to join the editorial board.

Experience/knowledge needed

At least two years’ experience of working in regulatory affairs and ideally specialist expertise in a relevant area.

Location

Virtual and UK face-to-face meetings – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

The editorial team constitution (PDF) outlines the roles, expectations and time commitments.



InTouch newsletter

Ways to contribute

Send in your news and pictures, eg new job, or report from an activity relevant to TOPRA, eg a talk to sixth formers about RA.

Experience/knowledge needed

Just your TOPRA membership and enthusiasm!

Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email InTouch



Standing for election

Ways to contribute

Consider standing for election to the Board of Directors, the legally and financially responsible body that sets the strategic direction of TOPRA and makes sure that all is running smoothly.

Elections are held annually, and a request for nominations is usually sent out to all members by email in early July. There is an election in the autumn and our members vote on who should be part of the Board.

Experience/knowledge needed

Any member, whatever their regulatory experience, can stand for election. It is usually preferred that the nominee has done some volunteering work in TOPRA but this is not obligatory. Successful nominees must be able to become a Company Director in UK law.

Location

Global – members can apply from any country. Board meetings are held in the UK office with teleconferencing available.

How do I find out more?

Visit our Board Elections page or Email Lynda


Why should you volunteer for TOPRA?

How volunteering for TOPRA can enhance your career and provide new opportunities.