RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONS - AMA: American Marketing Association.  The AMA has more than 45,000 
      worldwide members in 92 countries and 500 chapters throughout North America.  Founded
      in 1937 as a professional non-profit organization for marketers, the purpose of the AMA is 
      to promote education and assist in personal and professional career development among
      marketing professionals, and to advance the science and ethical practice of marketing 
 - ASA: American Statistical Association.  Founded in 1839 to foster 
      excellence in the use and application of statistics to the biological, physical, social and 
      economic sciences.  ASA promotes statistical practice, applications, and research; publishes
      statistical journals; improves statistical education and works to advance the statistics 
 - CASRO: Council of American Survey Research Organizations.  The Council
      of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) is the trade association of survey 
      research businesses, representing nearly 200 companies and research operations in the
      United States, Canada, and Mexico.
 - ESOMAR: European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research. 
      A society of over 3,300 individual members in 82 countries.  Membership is open to all 
      persons who are actively involved in, or concerned with, the science of marketing, 
      and market and opinion research. 
 - MRA: Marketing Research Association.  The US-based MRA promotes 
      excellence in the opinion and marketing research industry by providing members with a 
      variety of opportunities for advancing and expanding their marketing research and related
      business skills.  It acts as an advocate with appropriate government entities, other 
      associations, and the public. 
 - The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association is the premier catalyst for
      the leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide. - Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group.  An independent, voluntary,
      non-profit association whose purpose is to stimulate improvement of marketing research
      and its utilization.
    - QRCA: Qualitative Research Consultants Association.  The association of
      US practitioners who specialize in qualitative research, such as moderators and analysts
      of focus groups and individual depth interviews.  

  PUBLICATIONS AND INFORMATION SOURCES - Advertising Age. is the Web site of Advertising Age, the 
      73-year-old flagship magazine of the Ad Age Group, a division of Crain Communications
 - Adweek Online.  Edited for ad agency executives, ADWEEK has the 
      inside stories on: creativity, client/agency relationships, successful global advertising 
   - Brandweek.  The only weekly editorial exclusively for America's 
      top brand marketing executives.
   - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. - US Census Bureau. Official website of the US Census Bureau. - The Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group. PBIRG is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of global healthcare marketing
research, business intelligence, and strategic planning in theory and practice. - The Food and Drug Administration. One of the nation's oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. The FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. - PharmaLive. Pharmaceutical industry news. - PharmExec. The Industry's Marketplace of Professional Services. A Pharmaceutical Resource Guide On-line. - Quirk's Marketing Research Review. Dedicated to providing practical applications in marketing research. Site includes the SourceBook, a searchable directory of research firms.