With Company Partner Accreditation your organisation enjoys a core package of benefits designed to raise your compliance and capability. We can also work with you to design a wider tailored package of bespoke benefits.

“Our Passion for research is validated by MRS Company Accreditation”

Sanchia Templar, Manager Marketing Strategy & Planning, BT


With accreditation your research capability and integrity is demonstrated to clients, customers and research participants through the MRS Code of Conduct. The code sets out the professional standards that research practitioners must maintain, as well as giving you a recognised badge of credibility and transparency.

  • Contract opportunities: Your organisation can be included on a number 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 blocking.
  • 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.
  • 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 by telephone and online.
Talent development

Upskill your teams to deliver first-class research and insight with our professional development designed specifically for the sector. With Accredited Companies enjoying huge discounts – up to 30% – on training, this makes your staff development easy to achieve and well within budget.

  • Training and qualifications: MRS is the UK's leading provider of training in the sector upskilling over 2,000 professionals each year, both face-to-face and online. We can design a tailored training programme to deliver on site.
  • Events and conferences: MRS also delivers a range of latest-thinking conferences and events, and the key sector Awards (MRS Awards, Excellence Awards and the Oppies) which your staff can attend at a premium discount.
Intelligence and Insight

We keep you up to date with the latest developments in the sector, while also ensuring your delivery teams have the right tools to be both compliant and commercial.

  • Straight from the CEO: Keep abreast of high-level developments in the sector with Jane Frost’s communication direct to your CEO or senior team each month.
  • The Codeline Advisory ServiceThis essential ‘hotline’ gives your staff advice on professional standards when conducting research, so they can ensure research in accordance with the Code of Conduct and relevant legislation.
  • Exclusive resources: All your staff can keep on top of the latest information on standards and legislation including the upcoming GDPR. Access webinars, case studies and videos, as well as global news updates from GRBN and EFAMRO.
  • 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.
Tailored benefits

As well as the core package, we can work with you to design a wider suite of benefits to support your business objectives. Whether they be new leads, employee skills or keeping you up-to-date with regulation, Accreditation helps you be more agile and informed.

  • Business briefings 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.
  • Tailored in-house training developed specifically for your teams, at a time and place convenient for you.
  • Free access to &more, giving your young researchers with access to cutting-edge events, inspiring content and speed mentoring plus other professional development.
  • Individual membership enable your employees to become MRS members in their own right. This comes with all the added networking, learning and professional development benefits of membership
  • Skills recognition through MRS qualifications,including the leading practice-based qualifications the MRS Advanced Certificate and Diploma.
  • Sourcing talent by promoting opportunities through the MRS Internship programme and advertising your vacancies on ResearchJobfinder.
  • Discounted entry in Research Buyer’s Guide, the only source of accredited research organisations in the UK and Ireland, used by 3,000 buyers every year.
  • Free subscriptions to IMPACT – the leading research magazine distributed to 8,000 decision-makers in research, marketing and advertising four times a year.
  • Substantial discounts to the market-leading MRS Awards.
  • Public affairs campaigns and support to advance Accredited Companies’ interests with regulators, ministers and parliamentarians.

For more information about Accreditation contact us on +44 (0)20 7566 1877 or company.partners@mrs.org.uk.

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