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New Research & Testing Association Formed

Norman Fraley crta at xnet.com
Thu Jan 5 15:53:53 EST 1995

As the primary resource of research information, the Internet was the
primary choice for making all concerned individuals aware of the formation
of the Contract Research & Testing Association.

CRTA is an International Association designed to serve the needs of contract
research, product and process development organizations and consultants
throughout the world.  Contract research organizations have specific public,
governmental, and industry perception and promotion needs which are not addressed
by existing scientific industry associations.  CRTA operates as a non-profit,
tax-exempt, corporation eligible for scientific research and public awareness
charitable organization contributions as provided for in the IRC 501(c)(3) provisions.

Being a scientific research and public awareness related organization, CRTA
exists to benefit its members by providing:

  1) An organization devoted to the promotion of Contract Research.
  2) A unified voice on matters of common interest or concern.
  3) Point of contact for media relations relative to contract research.
  4) Business opportunity referrals as a research clearinghouse.
  5) Professional networking opportunities for its members.
  6) Periodic publishing of information beneficial to the membership.
  7) Periodic dissemination of applicable research results to the public.
  8) Governmental representation on issues affecting CRO's.
  9) Public promotion of the strengths of its membership.
 10) A directory of Contract Research Organizations and Consultants.

CRTA will provide:
  1)  A forum for the exchange of information.
  2)  Formal recognition to the CRO's role in business.
  3)  Standards for the professionals so engaged.
  4)  Representation the profession in matters of common interest.
  5)  The development of techniques and methods to improve the practice and
      management of CROs.

CRTA will also offer:
  1)  A monthly news publication.
  2)  Annual meetings
  3)  Active promotional media publicity programs.
  4)  A professional placement service
  5)  A Contract Research Service Directory.
  6)  Media topics and contacts directory

If you have an interest in joining the Contract Research & Testing Association,
please E-mail your reply to crta at xnet.com.  Please include:

1) The word "membership" in your RE: or header information,
2) Your interest in the association / your area of work,
3) Your dues payment preference (check, money order, credit card, company check, wire xfer, etc.)
   DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION!  Only your preference for the manner of payment.
4) Most importantly, your email address, and additional contact information if you desire.

We will then e-mail membership information and ALL FURTHER INFORMATION
directly to you at your email location.  Thank you for taking the time
to read this announcement.  If membership in this program this does not
appeal to you, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Membership Department
Contract Research & Testing Association

Best Regards,

Norman Fraley                                         CRTA at xnet.com
Executive Director                                   BBS:708-515-0494
Contract Research & Testing Association

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