Communities

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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Our new and improved Communities platform is now available for use.

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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
08/09/2021TOPRA In Sweden - Medicines in the EnvironmentThis evening is an excellent opportunity to hear about medicines in the environment. What is included in and how is an environmental risk assessment evaluated? What does the veterinary perspective look like? What do companies need to think about, and how does LIF work with these questions? What does MPA's knowledge center for medicines in the environment do? SwedenSWESEP21

 

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.
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Current SPINs:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Technologies (MedTech)
  • New Regulatory Professionals
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Product Information and Labelling
  • Regulatory Intelligence
  • Regulatory Operations (formerly the eRA SPIN)
  • Veterinary Regulatory Affairs

New Patient Engagement SPIN!

How patient engagement operates in the drug and medical devices development lifecycle with a view to increasing further involvement. The Patient Engagement SPIN considers ways to incorporate the patient voice early and consistently as a clinical programme evolves. It is a source of best practice for applying patient engagement insights and learnings in regulatory work. 

Upcoming Special Interest Network (SPIN) events

Start dateTitleDescription
14/09/2021CMC SPIN Webinar: Nitrosamine Risk Assessment for New MAAsCMC SPIN Steering Group presents this webinar on Nitrosamine Risk Assessment.CMS14SEP
27/10/2021Biotech SPIN Webinar: Risk Based Approach To ATMPsFollowing on from the successful webinar on the Clinical Development on ATMPs on 7 April, Dr Bridget Heelan returns with a follow up presentation.BIOOCT21