The notion of a generalized CRF-structure on a smooth manifold was recently introduced and studied by Vaisman (2008) . An important class of generalized CRF-structures on an odd dimensional manifold M consists of CRF-structures having complementary frames of the form ξ±η, where ξ is a vector field and η is a 1-form on M with η(ξ)=1. It turns out that these kinds of CRF-structures give rise to a special class of what we called strong generalized contact structures in Poon and Wade . More precisely, we show that to any CRF-structures with complementary frames of the form ξ±η, there corresponds a canonical Lie bialgebroid. Finally, we explain the relationship between generalized contact structures and another generalization of the notion of a Cauchy-Riemann structure on a manifold.
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