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[eReseearchTechnology, Inc. Letterhead]


         This Amendment (this "Amendment") to Management Employment Agreement
dated May 21, 2001 is made this 16th day of August 2004 between
eResearchTechnology, Inc. ("Company") and Joel Morganroth ("Employee")

         Company and Employee are parties to a certain Management Employment
Agreement dated May 21, 2001 (the "Agreement"). Company and Employee now desire
to amend certain provisions of the Agreement as set forth in this Amendment.

         Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meaning
given to them in the Agreement.

         NOW, THEREFORE, Company and Employee, each intending to be legally
bound hereby, agree as follows:

1.       The Agreement is hereby amended as follows:

         Section 11. e. is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety
         as follows:

         "Notwithstanding any contrary provision contained in this Employment
         Agreement, upon the first occurrence of a Trigger Event (as hereafter
         defined), the Employee shall be entitled to receive (i) severance equal
         to 2.3 times of his/her then-current annual salary and applicable
         prorated bonus, based on 100% performance, payable in one lump sum in
         accordance with the Company's policy; (ii) continuation of Benefits (as
         hereafter defined), subject to applicable benefit plan provisions, for
         six months; and (iii) accelerated vesting of all stock options, such
         that all stock options held by Employee immediately prior to the date
         of the Change of Control (as hereafter defined) shall become
         exercisable in full as of the date of the Change of Control.

         The term "Benefits" as utilized in this Section 11, shall mean standard
         health, dental, disability, life and accident insurance benefits, all
         of which are subject to any applicable premium co-pay, and car

         The term "Trigger Event" as utilized in this Section 11 shall mean the
         occurrence of a Change of Control (as hereafter defined) in connection
         with or after which either (i) the Employee is terminated other than
         for Cause; (ii) the Employee resigns his/her employment within 60 days
         after the Change of Control because neither the Company nor the other
         party to the Change of Control (the "Buyer") offers the Employee a
         position with comparable responsibilities, authority, location and
         compensation; or (iii) the Employee is employed by the Company or the
         Buyer, or a division or subsidiary thereof, for one year after the date
         of the Change in Control.


         The term "Change of Control", as utilized herein, shall mean:

                  (i) A change of control of a nature that would be required to
         be reported in the Company's proxy statement under the Securities
         Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;

                  (ii) The approval by the Board of Directors of a sale, not in
         the ordinary course of business, of all or substantially all of the
         Company's assets and business to an unrelated third party and the
         consummation of such transaction; or

                  (iii) The approval by the Board of Directors of any merger,
         consolidation, or like business combination or reorganization of the
         Company, the consummation of which would result in the occurrence of
         any event described in clause (i) or (ii) above, and the consummation
         of such transaction.

         In order to implement the provisions of this Section 11(e), in
         connection with any Change of Control, the Company shall, as a
         condition thereto, accelerate the vesting of all unvested stock options
         as of the date of the Change of Control or cause the Buyer to either
         assume all stock options held by the Employee immediately prior to the
         Change of Control or grant equivalent substitute options containing
         substantially the same terms, and the Company shall not otherwise take
         any action that would cause any stock options held by the Employee that
         are not then exercisable to terminate prior to the Change of Control or
         Trigger Event, as otherwise permitted by the Company's 2003 Stock
         Option Plan or as may be permitted by the Buyer's stock option plan,

2.       Miscellaneous

         2.1 All references to the Agreement in any documents and instruments
executed by the parties in connection with the Agreement shall be deemed to
refer to the Agreement as the same has been amended through the date hereof, and
as the same may be amended in the future.

         2.2 This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and
each such counterpart shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts
shall constitute but one and the same agreement.

         2.3 The Agreement and this Amendment may be modified or amended by the
parties hereto only by a written agreement executed by both parties.

         2.4 Except as expressly amended hereby, all of the terms and provisions
of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified
and confirmed in every aspect.


         2.5 This Amendment shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to
conflicts of laws principles.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Amendment to be
executed on the date first written above.

For Employee:                                        For the Company:

        Joel Morganroth                                    Bruce Johnson
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                                                     Name:    Bruce Johnson

Date:     August 16, 2004                            Date:   August 20, 2004
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