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Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research



The Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research (GCRSR) was established in 2013 under the leadership of the US-FDA. The mission of GCRSR is to foster the uptake of emerging technologies by engaging regulatory agencies in the global context. This is an international coalition with the objectives of facilitating education, scientific training and scientific exchanges in the field of regulatory science. It focuses on research to support regulatory decision making by identifying and promoting best practices to understand and interpret data from innovative technologies such as genomics. To date, GCRSR discussions have been focused on:

  • Defining the role of global research collaborations in advancing regulatory science and its impact on public health.
  • Exploring the future of regulatory science research as a tool for advancing regulatory science in the areas of food safety and medical products.
  • Developing strategies for training of regulatory scientists in a global setting.

Consequently, its main activities involve:

  • Holding workshops and scientific meetings, including the annual Global Summit on Regulatory Science, to discuss the development of new technologies and their potential utility in the regulatory settings.
  • Exchanging scholars and students for the purpose of providing education and training courses.
  • Enhancing the development and use of regulatory science principles.

To achieve these goals, the annual GSRS meetings have been instituted. GSRS conferences provide a venue where regulators and researchers can meet and develop collaborations to address the challenges and needs in the interest of advancing regulatory science. Twelve meetings have been conducted so far:

Meeting Location
GSRS12 China
GSRS14 Canada
GSRS15 Italy
GSRS17 Brazil
GSRS18 China
GSRS19 Italy
GSRS20 Virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
GSRS21 Virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
GSRS22 Singapore

GCRSR Working Groups

  • Emerging technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cross Training
  • Shared Regulatory Research Priorities

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