Table of Member Benefits

A wide range of benefits is available to all Research Society members. The table below provides details of which benefits are available to our different membership levels. (Benefits marked with an * are not standard inclusions in Overseas memberships, but are available at optional extra cost.)

Membership Privileges and Benefits available Full Associate Student
Receive discounted member rates for The Research Society's Live Training and On Demand Learning: courses, webinars, workshops, seminars, Conferences and Masterclass. Substantial Member discounts apply: as high as 67% off for introductory level courses and 35-50% for Conference, webinars and other events. Some training is even free for members.
Receive Research News - the Society's research, insights and analytics magazine (issued quarterly). * * *
Receive a copy of the annual publication: The Professional Research Handbook. * *
Receive a Research Society Membership Certificate.
May use the Research Society 'Member Mark' in emails, CVs, tender documents and other proposals, to illustrate Society membership and reinforce that the person abides by the Code of Professional Behaviour.
Receive an entry in the online, searchable Member Directory. Members can customise their listing to include a photo and/or bio, and to allow contact via our website if desired.
May use the postnominals: MTRS.
Are eligible to apply for QPR accreditation.
Are eligible to participate in the Research Society's Mentoring program.
Are eligible to serve in office bearing positions on The Research Society's Board or Committees, and to vote on Society issues.
Receive updates on state and national industry information, developments and events.
Have online access to Research Society publications, Code, Guidelines and Fact Sheets.
Have access to the range of professional products and services offered by Arthur J. Gallagher's Access1st , including discounted rates for industry-specific professional indemnity and public liability insurance; free ad hoc legal advice and preferential rates on other services.
Be eligible to receive advice on ethical issues and the Privacy Act via the Code of Professional Behaviour and the Australian Privacy Principles.
Have access to discounts for events held by our strategic partners: MRSUK and Insights Association.
Have the opportunity to network and raise issues with peers.
Receive news about employment opportunities and career moves through our website and e-Newsletter.
Have opportunity to participate in special interest groups and networks within the Society, such as the Young Researchers Network, Qualitative Recruiters Group, Clients Networking Group, Government & Social Research Network or Independent Researchers Group.
Have the support of, and ability to participate in, industry awards e.g. Research Effectiveness Awards, Conference Awards.
Benefit from schemes to encourage industry best practice and self regulation.
Have the support of political lobbying in areas affecting the industry, such as the Do Not Call Register.