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2018 SPAQA Members Meeting and Conference - Reserve the Date

The 2018 SPAQA Members Meeting and Conference 

Venue: Hyperion Hotel in Basel (formerly the Ramada Plaza Hotel)

Date/Time:  March 5th 2018

Members Meeting to be followed by the GLP Monitoring authority Roundtable and Guest Speakers.

Click here for the Detailed Program

Click here for the Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting 


The 2018 SPAQA annual dues are payable from 01.01.2018.  PLEASE DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE.

If you are unable to access the Members only section of the website and have paid your 2017 dues, If you please contact us at


In order to pay your dues for 2018:    Please pay 100 Sfr to the following Post Finance Account. Please note: Since the Annual Meeting is open to all members without additional fees, we request that you pay your dues prior to or in cash on the day of the Annual Meeting .


Name Swiss Professional Association of Quality Assurance (SPAQA)
Postal Account number40-17421-9
IBAN electronicalCH4909000000400174219
swift code/BICP O F I C H B E X X X
BankSwiss Post, Postfinance, Nordring 8, 3030 Bern, Switzerland
Clearing number 09000

News from the Working Groups

Networking possibilities galore

GLP Group: The GLP working group is now collecting questions for the 2018 GLP Roundtable. The deadline for questions to be submitted is December 15th, 2017. Please submit all questions to

The working group meeting to discuss these questions prior to their submission to the authorities has now been arranged. The meeting will take place at F. Hoffmann La Roche in Basel, Building 92, Room 56 on Monday January 22, from 15:00 - 17:30.  To attend this meeting, please send an email to with cc: to


IT group:  The group held an organizational meeting at F. Hoffmann La-Roche in Basel on Oct 26th 2016 with additional meetings on January 18,2017, and on August 23rd, 2017 

The August meeting was very well attended. See the minutes of the meeting on the Members Only website under the CSV working group.

We will have another meeting of the group in Q1 2018. 

Interested in becoming a member : Contact or


GMP Group: Contact  

SPAQA 2017 Annual Meeting

We've had a great Annual Meeting !


  • Elisabeth Klenke, Swissmedic: News from the monitoring authority
  • Christine Mitchel, Charles River: Quality risk management and the QA program – Charles River
  • Linzi Gillbanks, Covance Early Development: Risk based auditing – could it work for you?
  • Jean-Claude Cuenat, redtoo AG : My data reached the cloud. Where was it meanwhile?
  • Michael Wegmann, F. Hoffmann-La Roche: Security and compliance considerations for contracts with cloud service providers

These presentations and the Member's General Assembly presentation from Juergen Karg are available to SPAQA members by accessing the Members Only Area of the website 

Download the Questions and Answers of the 2017 SPAQA Authority Roundtable

Download the News from the GLP Monitoring Authorities

Recent OECD or AGIT releases

Draft Documents

OECD Draft Document on Test Item Characterization available for public comment until 15 June 2017 via


Finalized Documents

OECD Advisory document on Peer Review (OECD 16).

OECD Advirory document Application of GLP Principles to Computerised Systems (OECD 17 replaces OECD 10)

AGIT Position Paper on the  Destruction of Paper copies of raw data.

SPAQA Annual Meeting Presentations Available

The presentations from the 2012-2017 SPAQA Annual Members meetings and Annual Meetings are available in the SPAQA Members Only area.

The presentations from the 2012 Cloud Symposium are also available in the Members Only area. 

The presentations from the 2012 and 2013 GLP Monitoring Authority Roundtable are also available for download. See GLP Roundtable tab.