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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eTMF Selection Template published by the GCP Special Interest Group

The GCP SIG, eTMF Selection Subgroup, has finalized the eTMF Selection Template for use within industry. It was a collaborative effort between the Scientific Archivists Group, members of the TMF Reference Model Working Group, and Pocket EDMS.

The eTMF Selection Template can be found in the Publications area of the SAG website.

Conference Update

Our Spring conference is nearly sold out! We have not only already sold all of our allocated hotel rooms at The Midland Hotel, Manchester but also have only 8 places left for Day 2 of the conference and 9 places left for Day 1. We have already exceeded the largest number of delegates at our conference to date. In terms of attendance figures, this will be our best conference so far! 

But it is not just about attendance figures! Of course we have a really great agenda with superb speakers. So whether you want to hear one of the three records management case studies, or hear about the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its implication for Life Sciences organisations, or hear from the MHRA about Data Integrity and from others about managing data integrity in a GxP environment, or indeed about one of the many other topics we have.... make sure you book online as soon as possible so that you don't miss one of the last remaining places.

See you there!