Special Interest Groups & Networks

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are member-only groups set up for special interest industry sectors to meet, network and run professional development and educational events. To become a member of one of the SIGs, an application needs to be submitted and any relevant SIG eligibility criteria must be met.

Special Interest Groups

Clients Networking Group

The Clients Networking Group represents research, insights and analytics professionals employed within companies or government departments, who are responsible for providing insights to assist in the business decision making process of their organisation.

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Special Interest Groups

Independent Researchers Group

The Independent Researchers Group (IRG) represents independent market researchers who are working as consultants or freelancers.

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Special Interest Groups

Qualitative Recruiters Group

The Qualitative Recruiters Group is a special interest group of Research Society members working in this area. The group meets several times a year and deals with issues relating to qualitative recruitment.

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Special Interest Networks

Special Interest Networks (SINs) cater for members and non-members interested in networking and participating in education forums for their industry sector. Participants in the SINs do not need to be a member of The Research Society, but it is encouraged.

Special Interest Groups

Government & Social Research Network

The Government & Social Research Network (GSRN) has a strong base in the government sector. The GSRN provides opportunities for practitioners, commissioners and users of social research to network and develop their practice.

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Special Interest Groups

Young Researchers Network

The Young Researchers Networks have been established in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, providing those new to the market and social research industries with an opportunity to meet other researchers and to discuss issues of common concern and interest. YRN events and activities are designed for those under 30 years of age, in the early stages of their market research career. These include both professional development events and networking opportunities for those new to the industry.

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