Be part of the sector and future proof your career

MRS consults with business leaders and government to ensure that research stays at the forefront of commercial and political agendas. As the regulator, we promote the highest professional standards in the sector through the MRS Code of Conduct. This code is recognised as the defining standard for key commercial tenders and government rosters.    

With membership you prove your professional standing with designation letters demonstrating that you abide by the Code. You also benefit from the work that MRS puts in to represent you, your organisation and your profession on the bigger stage.  

Read the MRS Code of Conduct

Standards advice with Codeline

You can get free expert advice from the MRS Standards team plus you can access information on key legislation such as the upcoming GDPR. We’re here to help you understand, interpret and implement the MRS Code of Conduct and legal regulations to the highest possible standards.

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Continuing professional development

Practitioners increasingly need a broader skill set with the demand for expertise in data, design, business strategy, social media and even psychology. As a member you can keep developing your professional competence and relevance with our CPD programme.

CPD is a formal way of taking control of your career. It encourages you to think about your professional goals and any gaps in your skill. It also helps you to record your learning and development through our easy-to-use online system.

Find out more about CPD.

Be a part of your membership body

Each year hundreds of members volunteer for boards, speak at events and contribute their expertise. You too can get involved in a wide range of professional activities. It’s a great way to help shape the future of the sector.

As a member you can: 

  • Serve on the Market Research Standards Board (dependent on grade)
  • Vote in Main Board Elections and at AGM
  • Stand for election to MRS Main Board and MRS Chairman (dependent on grade)
  • Enter your organisation into the Research Buyer's Guide
  • Qualify your organisation to apply for Company Partner (dependent on grade)
  • Gain discounts on entry to MRS Awards

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