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Global Summit on Regulatory Science


GCRSR and Global Summit logo for 2020

The Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS) is an international conference for discussion of innovative technologies and partnerships to enhance translation of basic science into regulatory applications within the global context. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists from government, industry, and academic-research communities to objectively assess the utility of emerging technologies (such as nanotechnology, imaging, omics for translational science, personalized medicine, medical product safety, and food safety) for addressing regulatory-research questions and to discuss the best way to translate these technologies into real-world applications. The conference provides a platform where regulators, policy makers, and bench scientists from various countries can exchange views on how to develop, apply, and implement innovative methodologies into regulatory assessments in their respective countries, as well as harmonizing strategy via global collaboration. To engage the global community to address regulatory-science research and training needs, GSRS will be held in different countries on an annual basis. 

Summary of 10th Annual Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS20)

The 10th Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS20) was held virtually September 28-30, 2020, co-hosted by NCTR and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The theme for the 10th anniversary Global Summit was “Emerging Technologies and Their Application to Regulatory Science—A Global Perspective.” It included over 60 presentations and 2 workshops, speakers from 14 different countries, and scientific leadership from FDA, National Institutes of Health, European Food Safety Agency, Joint Research Centre, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, and National Institute of Health Sciences—to name just a few organizations. You can click on the links throughout the GSRS20 program to view the recorded scientific presentations and workshops on the following topics: 

  • Plenary Presentations from World Health Leaders
  • Artificial Intelligence for Drug Development and Risk Assessment
  • OMICS, Biomarkers, and Precision Medicine
  • Microphysiological Systems and Stem Cells
  • Bioimaging
  • Microbiome
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Nanotechnology/Nanoplastics

The annual Global Summit is sponsored by the Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research which is comprised of regulatory-science leaders from around the world. NCTR’s Director serves as the co-chair of the Coalition’s executive committee and works with the Coalition to promote global interaction. The GSRS20 drew over 1,100 registrants from approximately 50 countries representing regulatory and research institutes along with academic and industry participants.

Despite the worldwide challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the virtual GSRS20 was a huge success with in-depth scientific presentations on emerging technologies for regulatory application. A limited number of academic and industry presenters were invited to showcase cutting-edge research, successes, ongoing clinical trials, and challenges. A recording of the Q & A session where research presenters answered participants’ questions in real-time via chat is available for viewing.

 More information about GSRS20



Over 1,100 registrants from 50 countries attended GSRS20
Argentina India Poland
Australia Iran Portugal
Belgium Ireland Qatar
Brazil Israel Romania
Canada Italy Serbia
Chile Japan Singapore
China Kenya South Africa
Denmark Latvia South Korea
Dubai Malaysia Spain
Egypt Mexico Sudan
Finland Moldova Sweden
France Netherlands Switzerland
German Nigeria Taiwan
Ghana Northern Cyprus Turkey
Greece Norway United Arab Emirates
Hong King Peru United Kingdom
Hungary Philippines United States


Information from Previous Global Summits

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