Craig Research Labs was founded in 2001 as a scientific research laboratory dedicated to the advancement of the pure and applied sciences. The laboratory’s primary objectives are to use its resources to bring about an acceleration in the pace of innovation in all branches of the sciences, to promote public education and awareness of current scientific ideas and discoveries, and to make ground breaking research results available to commerce and industry rapidly and at low cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
Exactly what does Craig Research Labs do?
We exist to accelerate the technological development of the human race. I know that’s a big statement, but it’s only through the development of science and technology over the centuries that the human race has been able to lift itself out of the misery and insecurity of the lives of our prehistoric ancestors — without science, we would all still be living in caves. Craig Research Labs seeks to provide support and funding for outside science organizations, we participate in scientific research, and we work to inspire and educate the general public about science. We seek to create new inventions, cure diseases, and generally improve the lives of people everywhere.
Does Craig Research Labs make any money from its research programs?
Currently, no. Both of our primary research activities ([email protected] and [email protected]) are nonprofit efforts run by outside organizations; we merely provide assistance. Therefore, if you are of a strictly nonprofit mindset, you can support our efforts as a volunteer in good conscience. We also work to raise money for cancer research through our Click to Cure Cancer program, and this fund raising effort is also completely nonprofit; 100% of the monies raised through the program go to third party 501(c)(3) nonprofit cancer charities. Donations are made directly to these charities by the page’s sponsors; we do not even handle any of the money.
Can anyone become a volunteer for the lab?
Yes, there is no scientific experience needed, just a working knowledge of your computer and a desire to help.
Do you currently pay your volunteers?
What are some of the future goals of Craig Research Labs?
We are a relatively small and little known organization at present. In the future as our visibiity and circumstances improve we would like to make the transition from a “virtual” research facility to an actual bricks and mortar research laboratory. We are currently more of a concept than a company, but this will change in time. I can envision a science library, a data processing center (we’ve already got the foundations of this), observatories and lab facilities in many scientific disciplines. Public outreach will also be very important for us — education is a large part of our mission. We will have to develop all of these things one at a time; it will take time and it will take work. I’m talking ten, fifteen, twenty-five years out in the future.
What’s the story behind the “Click To Cure Cancer” Page?
When we first started “Click to Cure Cancer”, Click-to-donate charity sites had already been appearing around the web for a few years; we quickly realized that they are a GREAT way to raise funds for worthy causes. Visitors merely click on a link to donate; this simple action doesn’t cost the donor a penny, because the donations are paid for by the page’s advertising sponsors. So we decided to create our own site to raise money for cancer research. This seemed to be a natural project for us to take on — it is in perfect keeping with our company mission. I’m pleased to report that the project has been a great success — “Click to Cure Cancer” is now the oldest continuously operating click-to-donate charity page for cancer research on the Internet.
What’s the single most important thing anyone can do to support Craig Research Labs?
Visit our site often and join one of our teams! Sign up to help us as a volunteer so we can do more science. It is only through grass roots support that we have been able to achieve the results that we have so far.