The Icelandic Medicines Agency, IMA, is a governmental Agency under the Ministry of Welfare. The majority of IMA's staff has a University degree and / or an expert knowledge of IMA's responsibilities. IMA requests total impartiality in the work of employees.
IMA's responsibilities are e.g.:
- Assessing quality and safety of medicinal products
- Medical devices
- Inspections to confirm regulatory requirements are fulfilled
- A source of information for health professionals and the public
- Consumer protection
IMA aims at employing well-educated and ambitious staff and offer good facilities and possibilities for professional development.