MRS has launched a new international mark of recognition for global research businesses. Building on the highly-acclaimed MRS Company Partner Accreditation, International Affiliate is designed for research organisations and client-side research teams operating outside of the UK.

“We are proud to become the first international MRS Company Partner. As we look to drive curiosity and deep human understanding across our global organisation, MRS provides our teams with access to powerful resources and growth opportunities regardless of where they may be physically working from.”

James Sallows, Head of Capability & Transformation
GSK Consumer Healthcare

Download the International Affiliate brochure here

Global benefits 

The global insights and analytics market is one of the most vibrant markets worldwide worth $80 billion each year.  MRS is part of the international triumvirate partnership of US, Australia and UK and a founder of the Global Research Business Network (GRBN).  International Affiliation provides your organisation with greater recognition and international reach, as well as:

  • World leading qualifications and training at discounted prices
  • Bespoke training design and consultancy on creating and upscaling capability and capacity
  • Easy-to-use CPD scheme utilising MRS significant knowledge bank and assets
  • Research Buyers Guide – a position in one of the world’s richest research markets both national and international via the UK’s leading directory
  • Core employee benefits with best practice webinars, case studies, standards information and advice.  

We know, from our unique position as a regulator that national laws and policies are all different. We hold UK practitioners to the highest standards of ethical and legal behaviour. International affiliates are expected to support their local research association to ensure standards in their national market are upheld and promoted.

Why MRS Affiliation?

MRS is the leading and most experience professional research regulator in the world. We work with the UK government as the sector regulator and with privacy regulators internationally on Fair Data.

Our unequalled policy record driven by expert provision to other international research organisations, representation on ISO committees and leadership of consensus thinking is combined with the best recognised and longest standing research qualifications along with a world-renowned training programme.

Full range of benefits

  • International mark of excellence  - Display the International Affiliate logo and benefit from the international network of research regulators.
  • Online training and development programme - Over 80 courses covering research, storytelling, data analysis and commercial skills.
  • World leading qualifications - Discounted entry to the Certificate in Market Research  and Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research  
  • Online specialist conferences - Client case studies in key sectors (FMCG, finance) plus the latest methodology on storytelling and analytics
  • Standards expertise - Our Policy and Standards experts assist on Code of Conduct and data privacy queries through Codeline.
  • Free employee benefits - Employees get access to webinars, case studies and guidance on the latest research best practice.
  • Research Buyers Guide - Discounted entry to the UK’s definitive buying guide used by big name clients seeking accredited research providers.

International Affiliation – how to qualify

To qualify as an International Affiliate your organisation will need to employ at least one MRS Certified Member. You will undergo the process of signing the MRS quality commitment to formalise your adherence to research best practice.

Our business development team will work with you to design a specialist package for your organisation which covers the core package plus a range of flexible benefits including training, qualifications, event tickets and policy support.  

For research agencies or client organisations with a strong UK presence, you can opt to have full Company Partner Accreditation for your UK business and then extend the benefits for your international teams. 

Find out more please get in touch to find out about International Affiliation. Contact ann.hunt@mrs.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7566 1810.

 

International Affiliate
Overseas only

Company Partner Accreditation
Overseas and UK  

Company Partner Accreditation 
UK only

Insight team location

Company is based outside of the UK

Offices both in the UK and overseas

Head office/main office is based in the UK

Sign up process

 

Main overseas office / team commits to quality research delivery

Has the requisite number of MRS members.  

UK office /overseas team commits to MRS Code of Conduct 

MRS members in both the UK and overseas offices.

UK head office / insight team commits to MRS Code of Conduct  

At least one MRS member in the main team

Core package

 

Core benefits: research standards and data privacy advice, recognition by clients and CPD for employees

Tailored online benefits: virtual training,  qualifications, conferences, and webinars 

Core benefits: research standards and data privacy advice, recognition by clients plus CPD for employees extended to overseas teams.

Tailored online benefits: virtual training,  qualifications, conferences, and webinars

+ face-to-face networking events, training and conferences for UK employees

Core benefits: research standards and data privacy advice, recognition by clients and CPD for employees

Tailored online benefits: virtual training, qualifications, conferences, and webinars

+ face-to-face networking events, training and conferences for UK employees

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