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RAPS survey finds most regulatory professional have multiregional or worldwide responsibilities and are spending more time on strategic activities.
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) released its biennial survey, the 2016 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report for the Regulatory Profession, featuring results from 3,358 regulatory professionals in 56 countries.
Among the most significant findings, regulatory professionals are spending more of their time on strategic activities and less time on tasks related to research and development, clinical testing, product registration and other preapproval activities. Overall, compensation has increased, but more for those at mid-level positions, than those at senior levels.
Most regulatory professionals have multiregional or worldwide responsibilities, and work with multiple types of healthcare products. More than 88% of regulatory professionals began working in another field before transitioning into regulatory, and most have significant prior professional experience, usually in a related field., and more than 20% have a doctorate.
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