The Scientific Archivists Group (SAG) is a professional association that was established in 1981. We are here primarily for those in the healthcare sciences with responsibility for, or an interest in: 

  • records management processes;
  • the establishment and management of GxP archives; and
  • the lifecycle management of regulated scientific records.

Whilst we welcome members from anywhere and make efforts to provide support globally, our focus is the UK and European regulatory environment and influencing regulators and industry in those geographic areas. We engage with our members and key stakeholders through events, training, networking and publications – including internet and social media, where appropriate.

For more information about the group, please refer to the About Us page.


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An opportunity to win £50!!!

Since its inception in 1981, the Scientific Archivists Group has evolved from an organisation that focused almost exclusively on the establishment and management of GxP archives to a group that supports the full spectrum of records management activities in GxP-regulated organisations. For this reason, the name of our group - Scientific Archivists Group - no longer really represents what the group is about. And for some potential members, the name causes real confusion.... why would you join an archivists' group when your job has nothing to do with archiving but you work in some other area of records management?

For this reason, the Operations Committee have decided to consider alternative names for the group that better represents the aims, objectives and vision for the group (see our About page for more information). We have a few ideas ourselves but would like to open this up for suggestions from anyone. Our members have already been contacted to ask for suggestions but we will take suggestions from anyone. Just go to our online survey and make your suggestion. And as an added incentive, the person who proposes the selected name (if we do indeed go ahead and change) will win a £50 Amazon voucher. Your suggestion can be anonymous but if you want to be in with a chance of winning the £50 you will need to provide your email address. In any event, the Operations Committee will be provided with an anonymised list of suggestions to prevent any bias when reviewing the name!

You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CS5LXDB

The competition closes on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

2017 Manchester Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's sell-out Scientific Archivists Group annual conference in Manchester.
The impressive Midland Hotel was the venue for two days of informative, thought provoking and entertaining presentations from a wide variety of speakers, on subjects relating to records management and archiving.
It's not all work and no play, as the pictures show - the Gala Dinner was a great chance to relax and network on the Thursday evening.
We hope to see many of you at next year's conference, which will be from 26-27 April 2018 at the Mercure Hotel on Brighton's seafront.
As usual, there will be special rates for members, and an additional “early-bird” discount to encourage you to get your reservation in early.