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
07/02/2022TOPRA In Switzerland: Nitrosamines - a pharma perspectiveRegister for this event, organised by the TOPRA In Switzerland network. This webinar will cover Nitrosamines - the experiences of a pharmaceutical company, given by Dr Burkhard Kriwet of Vifor Pharma. OnlineSWIFEB22


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
15/02/2022CMC SPIN Webinar: CMC Aspects of COVID Vaccine SubmissionsThe TOPRA CMC SPIN Steering Group is proud to present this topical webinar on the CMC Aspects of Accelerated Covid-19 Vaccine Submissions.CMCFEB22
22/02/2022Biotech SPIN Webinar-Current Developments in ATMPs (Quality)Following on from the successful webinars on ATMPs in 2021, the Biotech SPIN Group is delighted to bring you this presentation on the Current Developments in ATMPs (Quality), by Dr Christiane Niederlaender of Parexel.BIOFEB22