AMSRS – Australia

 

 

ASSOCIATION NAME AMSRS
Australian Market & Social Research Society
ADDRESS Level 1, 3 Queen Street Glebe NSW, 2037, Australia
TEL +61-2-9566 3100
FAX +61-2-9571 5944
URL www.amsrs.com.au
CONTACT Elissa Molloy, Chief Executive Officer. e-mail: elissa.molloy@amsrs.com.au
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Directors
Vicki Arbes
Tiina Raikko
Adam Allanson
Elissa Molloy
Suz Allen
Peter Harris
Sue Bell
Gail Thompson
SECRETARY GENERAL Ms Elissa Molloy
ESTABLISHMENT Established in 1955
MEMBERS
Total Members: 2100
Fellows: 56
Retired: 6
Life Members: 10
VISION, MISSION & OBJECTIVES Our Vision: To be a growing and engaging association, recognised for our valuable contribution to the research profession.

Mission Statement of Purpose:To promote and develop the market, social and organisational research profession for Australia by providing standards, professional development opportunities, member services and by representing the profession to external stakeholders.

Strategic Objectives:

  • To promote high professional and ethical standards.
  • To continuously enhance the technical skills of members.
  • To promote the value and benefits of using research professionals.
  • To expand the membership of the Society.
  • To encourage the participation of members in the activities of the Society.
  • To represent the interests of members to external stakeholders via the Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA).
  • To ensure the organisational and governance structure of the Society makes the most effective use of the time and funds contributed.
MAIN ACTIVITIES/FEATURES
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 9 & 10th August 2018
MelbourneApproximately 500-600 market and social researchers from both suppliers and buyers in Australia participate in the two-day conference.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  1. Beginners’ Courses (e.g., Foundation courses)
  2. Intermediate Courses (e.g., Quant, Qual, Online, Stats, etc)
  3. Advanced Courses (e.g. Masterclasses)
  4. Seminars – regular seminars on key industry issues.
  5. Webinars – 4-6 per year to engage members with overseas experts.
INTENSIVE TRAINING
  1. Masterclasses – online courses training in specialised topics at the Intermediate to Advanced level.
  2. Essentials Plus – one to two day intensive training in core industry areas, from beginners to intermediate level.
PROFESSIONAL AND QUALITY STANDARDS
  1. All AMSRS members adhere to a Code of Professional behaviour
  2. QPMR (Qualified Practising Market Researcher) Offering members industry recognition of their experience and continued commitment to professional development, through QPMR accreditation.
  3. Fair Data accreditation is a company ethical mark
  4. ISO Standards – AMSRS ISO support with ISO20252 ans ISO 27001 for Company and Client partners
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Research News (bi-monthly magazine, 6 issues a year)
  2. AMSRS Yearbook & Directory (annual directory of research suppliers & industry guidelines)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/ NETWORKS (SIG/SIN) Engages members from specialised industry areas with networking and professional development opportunities through the following Special Interest Groups/ Networks (SIG/SIN):

  1. Clients Networking Group (CNG)
  2. Independent Researchers Group (IRG)
  3. Young Researchers Network (YRN)
  4. Qualitative Recruiters Group (QRG)
  5. Social Research Network (SRN)
  6. Online Services Network (OSN)
  7. AMSRS LinkedIn Group – 3000+ members
SOCIAL AND NETWORKING Engages members by providing social events to provide networking opportunities and knowledge sharing.

  1. Ethics-line – 1300 phone service for members to seek ethical advice.
  2. AMSRS contracts a Public Relations agency to manage industry profile.
  3. Strengthening the relationships with international and regional research associations in the globe.