A key reason for joining TOPRA is to network with other regulatory professionals from all over the world. We provide opportunities to exchange news, views and ideas face-to-face and online, formally and informally. Our ever-expanding collection of communities groups is segmented by region and topic.

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'TOPRA In' regional groups

'TOPRA In' groups support regulatory professionals living and working in a country or region, providing a forum for discussion and networking.

The groups aim to:

  • Develop a local TOPRA networking arm in individual countries for meetings and discussion
  • Support the TOPRA members living and working in a country and increase the membership of regulatory professionals
  • Work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions. 

TOPRA In groups worldwide
Current groups

  • Austria
  • Benelux
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • England & Wales
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • North America
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Get involved

More 'TOPRA In' groups are currently being developed. To find out more or to get involved with setting up a group, email our membership team.

Upcoming TOPRA In community events

Start dateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
18/05/2022TOPRA in Scotland - Changes To Clinical Trial SubmissionsTOPRA in Scotland would like to invite members to a round table discussion on changes to Clinical Trial Submissions in the EU and UK. United KingdomSCOMAY22
31/05/2022TOPRA in Sweden: Regulatory UpdatesThis evening is an excellent opportunity to hear the latest regulatory news for medicines and medical devices. We will address the ongoing work in Europe to change the legislation for orphan drugs and for paediatric medicines. We will also hear the latest about TOPRA. Open to anyone who works with and is interested in regulatory questions for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.UppsalaSwedenSWEMAY22


Special Interest Networks (SPINs)

TOPRA's Special Interest Networks:

  • Promote contact between regulatory professionals working in the same specialist sector
  • Provide a forum for exchanging views and ideas and for mutual support
  • Ensure that the needs of these sectors are taken into account in the TOPRA training programme and to encourage expert input into the content of courses
  • Encourage contributions to Regulatory Rapporteur on specialist topics.

Current SPINs:

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New Global SPIN

The Global SPIN was set up in December 2021 based on member requests to create a dedicated forum for those who have ‘Rest of the World/ROW’ or ‘Global’ responsibilities within their roles. This space allows members from across the world to ask questions, share information, and generally to discuss topics linked to global markets outside the remit of EU/US regulations.

Upcoming Special Interest Network (SPIN) events

Start dateTitleDescription
14/06/2022CMC SPIN Webinar: The Use of TiO2 in MedicinesThe TOPRA CMC SPIN Steering Group is proud to present this webinar on the use of TiO2 in medicines – panel discussion on evolving regulatory landscape.CMCJUNE22