Mission Statement

OCRA’s mission is to provide high-quality educational programs to regulatory affairs professionals in the medical products industries and to offer a neutral forum for the exchange of information regarding issues and activities of interest to our members.









About Us

The Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) is a nonprofit volunteer organization composed of Regulatory Affairs professionals from the Southern California area who are interested in expanding their knowledge through educational programs and networking with one another. Our membership includes individuals who work in Life Sciences industries such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, biologics, IVD, dietary supplement, food, cosmetics, etc.


OCRA has over 700 members representing more than 225 companies in Orange County and surrounding areas. Most of our members are employed by small-to-medium-sized manufacturers, although larger companies are also represented.


OCRA meetings provide an educational forum and a means for the regulatory community to network. Our focus is regulatory in nature; however, our programs have also provided timely information for individuals involved in Engineering (software validation and product development), Marketing (advertising and labeling), Quality (Quality System Regulation, etc.), and other related fields. Although we are based in Orange County, our meetings consistently draw participants from all over the West Coast region.

Join us to keep up with the latest in regulatory and legislative activities from across the nation and around the world!

OCRA Partnerships

OCRA is interested in co-promoting events and educational offerings with other non-profit organizations to help foster more awareness of OCRA and to keep our Members informed of other important training and educational offerings.


Partnership Criteria for Non-Profit Organizations:


Items we can offer if relevant to our Members:


  1. Listing events on the OCRA website calendar.
  2. List your organization on the OCR website’s “Professional Development” page.
  3. List your events on the email calendar included on most email broadcasts to OCRA members and non-members.
  4. Onsite signage and/or promotional flyers (provided by the organization) at the registration table at OCRA meetings.
  5. Announce your programs to the OCRA LinkedIn group.


Information and Activities we cannot offer:


  1. Any contact lists (including member lists or email lists).
  2. Emails to OCRA Members.
In determining which activities we will co-sponsor or co-promote, the Board of Directors will consider the following:
  1. The activity should be a potential benefit or interest to OCRA members. 
  2. The event should not be in direct conflict with OCRA planned programs of a similar topic. 
  3. The event should not conflict with or detract from OCRA’s planned program attendance. 
  4. The activity should not be a promotional or commercial event for an individual, firm, partnership or organization. 
  5. Exceptions require OCRA Board approval. 
  6. Any proposed signed agreements between organizations require OCRA Board approval.
Partnership Criterion for For-Profit Organizations:
For-profit organizations, if offering a discount to OCRA members, can request their event be listed on the OCRA calendar. All requests require Board approval and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Our Partners