The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) and EphMRA, the global association of pharmaceutical and healthcare researchers and insights professionals, today announce that EphMRA has joined the Global Research Business Network as the first Associate Member. Up until early this year, only regional federations and their national association members have been eligible for GRBN membership. The GRBN Board recognized the limitations of this membership structure, as there are a number of associations, such as industry or methodology-based associations, which do not fit the national/regional association model, and therefore were unfortunately ineligible for membership. By changing the statutes to create an Associate Member class, GRBN is able to include these other associations into the network, for the benefit of both the associate members, and their members, as well as the national and regional association members, and their members, and is delighted to have EphMRA join the network as the first Associate Member.
Global healthcare market research association, EphMRA, today announces it has partnered with MRS to enhance its Code of Conduct and develop professional standards services for its members. EphMRA aims to inspire and empower members to influence decision through expert advice and insights to help drive business performance and gain competitive advantage. MRS will advise EphMRA on its current healthcare-specific Code of Conduct and assist in drafting the annual update to reflect new data protection and privacy legislation; this will include further incorporation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). MRS will also advise EphMRA on the expert guidance it offers its members for the interpretation and application of the code.