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
27/09/2022TOPRA in CEE: Labelling of Marketed Drugs in CEE RegionTOPRA in CEE are delighted to invite you to this webinar presentation on the regulatory peculiarities on labelling, marketing and advertising for marketed drugs in Central and Eastern Europe. United KingdomCEESEP22
27/09/2022TOPRA in Sweden: Regulatory Networking MeetingThis evening is an excellent opportunity to hear what is important to think about and prepare for the launch of new medicines in the Nordic countries. We plan to address questions regarding product information, databases and catalogs, national special requirements, procurement, RA's contribution to price and benefit applications, distributors and permits. You get the opportunity to meet colleagues in a relaxed and sociable setting. The meeting is open to all working with and interested in regulatory affairs.MalmoSwedenSWESEP22


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
05/10/2022RO SPIN: IDMP and DADI PreparationsTOPRA's Regulatory Operations SPIN Steering Group is pleased to invite you to this webinar about IDMP and DADI.ROOCT22
20/10/2022RI SPIN Presentation: Innovation on Established SubstancesThe Regulatory Intelligence SPIN Group is delighted to welcome you to this presentation on the continuous innovation on well-established substances, given by Marta Baldrighi, Policy and Science Officer, Medicines for Europe.RIOCT22
25/10/2022MedTech SPIN: Understanding Software Bill of MaterialsThe MedTech SPIN Sub group - Software as a Medical Device - is delighted to welcome you to this presentation.  Georg Heidenreich  will give us an insight into understanding Software Bill of Materials.MEDOCT22