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Fair Data

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International Journal of Market Research (IJMR)

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Geodemographics Knowledge Base (GKB)

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Other Standards

In addition to MRS standards, researchers should also be aware of other legal, ethical, professional and regulatory rules.

Other standards

Other Professional and Regulatory Bodies

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
Association for Qualitative Research (AQR)
Association of Users of Research Agencies (AURA)
Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) 
Children’s Ethical Communications Kit (CHECK)
Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
Social Research Association (SRA)

Government standards

Government Social Research - Ethical Assurance for Social Research in Government

The guidance sets out the key principles which should be upheld in the conduct of social research for government. The document was written in consultation with MRS and has been aligned with the MRS Code of Conduct.

Audit Commission
Directgov Government website, portal to all public services
Equality and Human Rights Commission Amongst other information it provides insight into categories for ethnic monitoring
Food Standards Agency covers research and labelling legislation, food handling advice
INVOLVE promotes public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research
Local Authorities Research & Intelligence Association (LARIA)
Local Government Association (LGA)
Local Government Improvement and Development  
Trading Standards Institute (TSI)

Public standards

Citizens Advice Bureau
Consumers Association (Which?)
Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Academic Standards

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Research Councils UK
Sociological Research Online

Event highlights

January 2018
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The Brexit Diaries: Engaging with the public in Brexit Britain18.01.18 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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MRS Operations Network23.01.18 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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Kids & Youth Insights25.01.18 | Etc.venues, London SE1 7PB

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