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Connect with Your Regulatory Peers-Join the RAPS Utah Local Networking Group (ULNG)

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has recently authorized the creation of the Utah Local Networking Group (ULNG), a private online community for Utah regulatory professionals. The organization of the RAPS ULNG is the first step in the process to secure an official RAPS Utah Chapter.

Benefits of Joining the RAPS ULNG

  • Access to critical information to keep up with regulatory standards
  • Network with other industry and regulatory peers
  • Access to educational and certification opportunities at a lower cost
  • Local engagement and support

Your participation in and publicization of this networking group to your colleagues and industry peers will help facilitate the creation of an official RAPS Utah Chapter, encouraging RAPS to commit more resources to help nurture the regulatory profession in Utah, and better support RAPS' mission to Develop and sustain a competent global regulatory workforce that drives good regulatory practice and policy to advance public health.

You do not need to be a RAPS member to create a login and take advantage of the information being shared in the RAPS ULNG. However, if you are not a member, you will not have access to some benefits (e.g., member profiles). To learn more about joining RAPS, go to http://www.raps.org/join-raps/.

RAPS ULNG Log in Instructions

  1. Visit https://connect.raps.org
  2. Click "Sign In" towards the upper, right hand corner of the page
  3. Either sign in to an existing account, or scroll down to create a new one
  4. When creating a new account, once you are signed in, click on the blue "Global Network & Community" tab, then click the pink "Learn More" tab in the Regulatory Exchange box (first box, top left)
  5. On the Regulatory Exchange homepage, click the "Communities" tab and then click "All Communities" (in the future, once you've joined the ULNG, you search "My Communities")
  6. Find the Utah Local Networking Group ULNG (on the 2nd page) and click "Join" 

"Joining the RAPS Utah Local Networking Group gives regulatory professionals the ability to connect with peers at a local level while building relationships that can last careers and reach across the globe," states Dannette Crooms, Director, Supplier Quality, Edwards Lifesciences; Chair, BioUtah's Regulatory, Compliance & Quality Working Group. "With support from BioUtah http://www.bioutah.org/ and hundreds of regulatory professionals, we hope to build our Utah RAPS community through online exchanges and informal casual meet-ups."

"This is an important step for the state of Utah to continue to demonstrate on a national level the booming role it plays in the U.S. life science industry," adds Patricia Santos-Serrao, RAC, MasterControl's Director, Pharmaceutical & Biologics Solutions. "I am looking forward to connecting with my regulatory peers in Utah."