Scientific Archivists Group

The Scientific Archivists Group (SAG) was set up in 1981, with the aim of exchanging knowledge relating to archives with scientific application. Since then, the organisation has developed to cover all aspects of the document and record life-cycle, with archiving being just one component. In addition, many of the topics we cover are applicable to records management professionals from other disciplines. Our members include a wide variety of roles, including archivists, record managers, document administrators, information managers, auditors and come from many leading scientific R&D organisations, commercial service providers and regulatory bodies. Whilst our legal office is located in the United Kingdom, we are not limited geographically and welcome members from around the globe. The group holds high-quality conferences to promote the exchange of information relevant to records management within the R&D regulated environment, as well as providing training courses on related topics.  Papers and presentations are published in the group's biannual journal (Sagacity) along with current awareness features and topical articles to enable members to keep abreast of developments within the industry.

For more information about the group, please use the contact form on the About Us page or send an email to

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Course by Huntley Film Archives in October 2016: Archive Film Course - A Beginner's Guide

Huntley Film Archives will be running a one day practical workshop on how to preserve, access and use archive film.

Two identical courses will be ran on Monday 03 and Monday 24 October 2016 at the BFI in London.

The course will be suitable for anyone wishing to better understand Archive Film, including archivists and curators who are seeking to utilise historical archive film footage.

The cost for the day-long course is £145 plus VAT per person

(Includes detailed course handouts, use of all materials, morning and afternoon tea/coffee and lunch.)

For more details, please see the link below:

MHRA data integrity guidance

Eighteen months have passed since the MHRA published its GMP data integrity guidance. Since then the MHRA has seen the pharmaceutical industry make significant effort to implement the guidance globally.

The next phase of MHRA guidance will have a GxP focus. Data integrity is important throughout the pharmaceutical lifecycle, and GxP regulatory requirements have a common focus of requiring confidence in the quality and the integrity of the data used for decision-making.

There will be a three-month public consultation on the new GxP guidance, which is your opportunity to engage with the MHRA in developing guidance.  The consultation documents can be found on their website, with a closing date of 31 October 2016.

For more information, please see the MHRA blog.