In the face of the current health and economic crisis, supporting our members and championing the needs of the research sector is our number one priority.

To help our members adjust to researching in the new reality, we’ve made more exclusive member content available than ever before and we have transformed our digital training delivery, so you can continue to upskill from the safety of your own location. We’ve also build a new online hub of Covid-19 research guidance and have been relentlessly lobbying government to ensure that our sector is supported and stays relevant.

Special benefits
  • Webinars, content and online training – Professional Webinars, Speaker Evenings and conference recordings are now all online and free for members to access. Plus, our training is now all online until early summer (members get 30% off courses).
  • Covid-19 research guidance – the MRS Policy Team has created a series of specialist guides and information on how best to approach research during the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.
  • Lobbying government on your behalf – our CEO has written to the Chancellor and the Mayor of London, and we’re actively working with BEIS to ensure the research sector’s needs are met in the support and loans packages for business.
Special offer
Join MRS today to access all the exclusive benefits above, plus much more. 

Sign up by 14 May to save the usual joining fee of £40. You pay just the annual membership fee of £158. Create a simple MyMRS account (see top right hand corner) and join as a member from your new online account.

Our new members
Connecting with others during lockdown
“I am looking forward to engaging with a wide community of professionals, understanding how researchers are reacting to coronavirus, and keeping in touch with sector developments (all from the relative safety of my living room!). I am already seeing a boom in remote research like social listening, online panels and focus groups… and I wonder if this marks a permanent shift in how the industry works.”



Matt Jonas, Head of Insight and Evaluation
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

More time to read during the crisis
“I recently came back to my post after a year's secondment and being more ‘plugged in’ with the sector was a step I wanted to take. Then when work patterns changed due to Coronavirus, I decided to sort my membership out, partly in anticipation of having more time to read in the next few months!”

Eve Risius-Andrews, Market Research Manager
Cambridge Assessment International Education

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