Membership Current Members

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is incorporated in the District of Columbia and operates as a 501(c)3 organization under the Tax Code of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. If you are interested in having your institution become a member of CRA, please e-mail members [at] cra.org

Requirements for Membership

The CRA Board of Directors has ultimate authority in all membership decisions. The guidelines for members are as follows:

  • The organization must be located in North America.
  • The organization must include employees who are actively engaged in computing research.
  • If the organization is an academic unit, it must offer a baccalaureate or higher degree in one of the computing disciplines.

From time to time, by vote of the Board of Directors, the Association may accept as an Affiliated Professional Society any professional society that has a strong interest in computing research and has a significant presence on North America. Such Affiliated Societies shall directly support the Association's activities.

Organizations that have an interest in the mission of the Association but that do not qualify to become Constituent Members or Affiliated Professional Societies may, by vote of the Board of Directors, become Associate Members. Organizations that might be approved for Associate Membership include but are not limited to, academic departments that meet all membership criteria for Constituent Membership with the exception that they are located outside North America; and companies, government, and other organizations located anywhere in the world that are supportive of the Association’s mission but do not employ computing researchers.

Types of Membership

Membership in good standing requires payment of annual dues. For a dues schedule, information on member benefits, and definition of the dues year, please click on the appropriate links.


United States

U.S. Academic Department Membership Dues Schedule

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

  • Reduced Registration Fees

    for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $600 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


Canada & Elsewhere in North America

Non-U.S. North American Academic Department Membership Dues Schedule

Non-U.S. North American departments pay approximately one-third the U.S. academic membership rate since some of CRA's activities are focused on U.S. programs and government activities. If you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

Canadian Departments: In addition to the rights that they may enjoy through CACS/AIC's affiliate membership, Canadian departments can join CRA as individual academic members and receive additional benefits.

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

  • Reduced Registration Fees

    for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    One first-class subscription for the department chair, and unlimited regular subscriptions for qualifying faculty and staff.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $300 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes print ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


Outside of North America

Associate Academic Department Membership Dues Schedule

Academic departments located outside of North America may join CRA, upon Board approval. Non-North American departments pay approximately one-third the U.S. academic membership rate since some of CRA's activities are focused on U.S. programs and government activities. If you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

  • Reduced Registration Fees

    for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    One first-class subscription for the department chair, and unlimited regular subscriptions for qualifying faculty and staff.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


Industry Laboratory, Center, or Employer of Computing Researchers

Lab and Center Membership Dues Schedule

In addition to the many programs your dues support, CRA offers a mix of benefits and programs aimed at our lab and center members:

  • Snowbird Meeting

    Reduced Registration Fees and Plenary & Breakout sessions for industry-based researchers.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $900 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


Government Labs/Centers

Government Lab and Center Membership Dues Schedule

Government labs and centers enjoy the same benefits as private labs/centers. CRA engages in very little lobbying (about 1 percent of expenditures). Several labs have been able to join by reducing membership payments by an amount that is proportional to CRA's lobbying expenditures. Contact members [at] cra.org for more information.

In addition to the many programs your dues support, CRA offers a mix of benefits and programs aimed at our lab and center members:

  • Snowbird Meeting

    Reduced Registration Fees and Plenary & Breakout sessions for industry-based researchers.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    A CRN Lab Profile, First-Class Subscription for the organization and free regular subscriptions for researchers and staff.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $900 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


University Research Labs/Centers

University Research Lab and Center Membership Dues Schedule

Please Note: If your lab or center grants an academic degree, you may qualify to join under the academic department membership category.

In addition to the many programs your dues support, CRA offers a mix of benefits and programs aimed at our lab and center members:

  • Snowbird Meeting

    Reduced Registration Fees and Plenary & Breakout sessions for industry-based researchers.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    A CRN Lab Profile, First-Class Subscription for the organization and free regular subscriptions for researchers and staff.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $900 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

  • Voting Privilege

    The right to vote in CRA Board elections.


Companies that do not Employ Computing Researchers

Associate Membership Dues Schedule

Companies from anywhere in the world that are interested in a healthy computing research community but that do not employ computing researchers may join CRA, upon Board approval. If you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

In addition to the many programs your dues support, CRA offers a mix of benefits and programs aimed at our lab and center members:

  • Reduced Registration Fees

    for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.


Professional Societies

Professional Society Membership Dues Schedule

CRA welcomes as affiliate members societies who are supportive of CRA's mission. Here is a list of our current professional society members.
For a membership invoice or if you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

In addition to the many programs your dues support, CRA offers a mix of benefits and programs aimed at our lab and center members:

  • CRA Board of Directors

    One to two representatives on the CRA Board of Directors, depending on the level of dues support.

  • Computing Leadership Summit

    Participation in the annual, invitation only CRA Computing Leadership Summit.

  • Job Posting Services

    A $600 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

  • Reduced Registration Fees

    for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars for qualifying staff and key volunteers.

  • Taulbee Survey

    Receive the final results in mid-February. (non-participants/members get them in May)

  • Computing Research News (CRN)

    Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

  • Free Mailing Lists

    CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.


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