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CCRA Associate membership is open to all companies who provide contract services to the life science sector.

Associate Member Benefits

Standing & Visibility that comes with

  • Membership of a respected and professional trade association specifically focussed on the sector that supplies outsourced services to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry
     
  • CCRA members must sign up to its Code of Practice and are then entitled to use the logo on stationery / exhibition materials as a sign of quality
     
  • Your company profile being listed on a website dedicated to this specialist sector of the UK Life Science industry. Because CCRA does ‘what it says on the tin’ our website is often the first port of call for clients looking for a specialist UK company to supply their outsourced requirements
     
  • Networking opportunities to meet prospective clients. CCRA organises networking events both in the UK and abroad. These events range from targeted seminars and presentations, informal networking nights through to our annual summer reception on the Terrace of the House of Lords and high level receptions abroad.

A voice

  • In shaping the industry as a whole as part of an organisation whose views are sought by Government and regulators both here and in Europe
     
  • In the European CRO Federation (EUCROF) where CCRA is the UK representative.

Cost Savings & Cash Flow Management

  • CCRA members, and their families, can benefit from very cost effective private insurance through HMCA whose services are only available to Association members. Insurances are not limited to healthcare (including a Dental plan) but include e.g. Travel, Income Protection, Personal Accident etc
     
  • Easy access to URICA supply chain funding
     
  • CCRA has negotiated a reduced rate for corporate membership of The Royal Society of Medicine. Membership of the RSM provides, amongst other benefits, a prestigious and inexpensive venue to entertain clients, cost-effective accommodation in central London, and somewhere to relax between meetings
     
  • Discounted rates for CCRA seminars, events and training courses. Our seminars and training events attract CPD accreditation
     
  • Discounted rates and assistance for attendance at meetings and exhibitions in the UK and abroad
     
  • Discounted publications e.g. the recently published Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research edited by Sumantra Ray, Sue Fitzpatrick, Rajna Golubic and Susan Fisher.
     
CCRA is a not-for-profit organisation originally founded to represent independent clinical research contractors and allied industries.