Company Partner Accreditation builds your compliance, capability and commercial strength. Along with the core package, we work with you to design a wider suite of benefits to support your business. Whether they be employee skills, brand promotion or keeping you up-to-date with latest regulation and standards.


With accreditation your research capability and integrity is demonstrated to clients, customers and research participants through the MRS Code of Conduct. Along with this recognition, you benefit from a wide range of business enhancing benefits tailored for the research sector.

  • Contract opportunities: Your organisation can be included on a range of Government and client rosters where MRS accreditation is essential.
  • BT Protect Service: MRS has negotiated with BT to ensure that Company Partners are exempt from mobile number blocking.
  • Public affairs support to advance the research sector's interests with regulators, ministers and parliamentarians.
  • The IID scheme: Interviewers employed by you can use MRS Interviewer Identity Cards (IID), a recognised means of demonstrating they operate in line with the Code of Conduct.
  • Discounted entry in Research Buyer’s Guidethe only source of accredited research organisations globally, used by 3,000 buyers a year.
  • Substantial discounts to the industry-leading MRS Awards.
Standards and the Code

The MRS Code of Conduct sets out the professional standards that research practitioners and organisations must maintain, as well as giving you a recognised badge of credibility and transparency.

  • The Codeline Advisory ServiceThis essential ‘hotline’ gives your staff advice on professional standards when conducting research, so they can deliver research in accordance with the Code of Conduct and relevant legislation. All enquiries can be made through
  • Standards briefings available every month for teams or senior management on standards, legislation and best practice; for example our experts regularly deliver briefings on the new General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Exclusive resources: Your teams can keep on top of the latest on standards and legislation including data protection and GDPR issues. Access webinars, case studies and videos, as well as global news updates from GRBN and EFAMRO.
  • The MRS Freephone service: With accreditation your organisation is listed on the MRS Freephone service, an independent verification service that clients and respondents can use to validate your research.
Team Development

Upskill your teams to deliver cutting-edge research with our full development range designed specifically for the sector. You benefit from huge discounts on training, conferences and events – up to 30% – making staff development easy to achieve and within budget.

  • Training and qualifications – we are the leading global provider of online and face-to-face training in research upskilling over 2,000 professionals each year. With over 80 courses delivered on all the core research disciplines as well as newer methodologies.
  • In company programmes – benefit from a tailored training programme delivered on site (or online) aimed at your team’s needs.
  • Events and conferences – We deliver conferences covering disciplines such as behavioural science, financial research, storytelling and more.
  • Impact Conference – the acclaimed Annual Conference brings together thinkers, experts and keynotes as well as providing opportunities to meet and mingle.
Building your Brand

Build you profile and brand with quality editorial, promotion opportunities and advertising across our range of industry publications and channels. With Research Live, Impact magazine and the Research Buyers Guide we can help you boost your standing internationally and attract new leads.

  • Editorial coverage - Research Live and Impact magazine both accept editorial submissions, including features, news releases or opinion articles. Research Live website focuses on news and opinion while Impact is a quarterly magazine focused on longer-form features.  
  • Paid for content - promote a service or event, or a topic you want to be aligned with on Research Live via paid for content without involving the editorial team
  • Research Buyer’s Guide – Add your news and press releases to your company profile in our supplier directory for free.
  • Advertising opportunities – Get preferential advertising rates across our market leading publications Research Live and Impact magazine in both digital and print formats.

The Guide to Building Your Brand >> See more on the content, promotion and advertising opportunities for your organisation. 

  • Straight from the CEO – Keep abreast of the key developments with Jane Frost’s monthly communication direct to your CEO and senior contact.
  • Global Research Business Network (GRBN) – Get connected to the world’s largest research network – representing 40 national associations and 3,500 businesses worldwide. GRBN inputs into public affairs, develops common standards and builds the international profile for research.
Employee Benefits

Your Employees get access to range of development and specialist support including webinars, discounted events and use of the popular CPD scheme.

  • Full MRS members enjoy a wider range of professional development and recognition benefits in addition to those available in the package.
  • Professional Webinars - your employees can sign up to 2 free Professional Webinars a year (and if they can't make it on the day they get access to the recording later). 
  • CPD – your employees get access to the CPD system where they can track accomplishments and career progress
  • Skills recognition through qualifications including the leading practice-based qualifications the MRS Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Market Research.
  • Source new talent by promoting opportunities through the MRS Internship programme and advertising your vacancies with a discount on ResearchJobfinder.
Your employees can join a range of networks:
  • &more the specialist network for young research professionals working. Designed for those under 30 who enjoy a range of benefits including free/subsidised events and specialist networking. 
  • ADA Network – the home for digital analysts keen to connect and share their learnings in the analytical space
  • Operations Network – designed for operational staff this network group enjoys events and a specialist set of awards
Wellbeing Space

The wellbeing needs of the sector have been highlighted in the annual Mental Wellbeing Survey which in 2021 showed that 87% of researchers had experienced poor mental health in the previous 12 months. With workplace stress a key factor in this, we launched the Wellbeing Space to give employees access to webinars, videos and advice on how to care for body, mind and soul.

  • Webinars by wellness experts and coaches
  • Content from other research professionals on managing stress
  • Opportunities for you to share and contribute
For information on your accreditation benefits contact us on: 
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