Global affiliations

The Research Society and RANZ

Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) and The Research Society (Australia) have a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share expertise, resources and development costs more efficiently and effectively. Members in both countries benefit from a range of initiatives, a critical area of activity being professional development, and the increased collaboration allows more and better access to quality learning opportunities and tools for members to ensure they are well equipped to meet the demand of our dynamic industry. 

The Qualified Professional Researcher (QPR) accreditation scheme, originally developed by The Research Society, is an important initiative to reassure consumers that the industry protects their information and also forms an important part of our collaboration between Australia and the NZ. It benefits both our memberships.

RANZ members can obtain an electronic copy from the RANZ Secretary.

QPR is available to full members of The Research Society or Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) who have worked in the broader research sector and have three (3) years industry experience, with at least two (2) years of those practising in Australia or New Zealand (for New Zealand applicants), and a university degree (10 years industry experience is required if a member does not hold a degree).


RANZ is a member of APRC whose aim is to further promote the development of Asia-focused marketing research technologies and insights through creating additional opportunities for cross-border exchanges amongst marketing research associations and communities within the Asia Pacific region.

RANZ is proud to be a member of the GRBN which connects over 40 research associations globally by sharing information and promoting international learning standards for our industry.

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Together with their partners GRBN has created ENGAGE, a handbook full of practical advice to help you create great user experiences. ENGAGE contains a wealth of tips specific to online communities, online surveys, passive metering, and qualitative research.

ESOMAR and GRBN have produced a joint Guideline for Research and Data Analytics with Children, Young People and Other Vulnerable Individuals. This joint guideline was drafted so parents and guardians can feel confident when their child participates in research or when their data is being analysed for research purposes.

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