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Core benefits

With Company Partner Accreditation your organisation enjoys a core package of benefits covering accreditation, talent development and intelligence. Designed to raise your compliance and capability, accreditation is the gold standard in research sector recognition.

“Being a partner with MRS helps us stay connected to the wider industry and be aware of changing trends that are likely to affect it.”

Tina Mermiri, Head of Research and Digital at Ticketmaster Int.


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

Engage and upskill your teams to deliver first-class research and insight with MRS’ professional development designed specifically for the sector. Accredited Companies enjoy huge discounts – up to 30% – on training and events making 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 you 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.

Membership Team Hotline

If you have any queries about your MRS Membership or would like advice on how to become an MRS Member call us or email

+44 (0) 20 7566 1820

Event highlights

January 2018

Kids & Youth Research 201825.01.18 | Etc.venues, London SE1 7PB

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February 2018
Speaker 05

Is your business or organisation compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations?05.02.18 | Lecture Room 3, Riddel Hall, Belfast

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Questionnaire Design07.02.18 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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