Research


The OR Society has a Research Panel created by its Education and Research Committee, which is responsible for how OR research is disseminated to the community.

What is it?

Operational research encompasses a wide range of problem-solving techniques and methods applied in the pursuit of improved decision-making. Research in OR, therefore, spans theoretical developments underpinning OR techniques through to research on practical applications. Consequently, OR research is often undertaken in collaboration between academia and industry.

Who does it?

Our Researchers Database lists the interests and expertise of academics and practitioners by their research methods and application areas. It is a highly useful resource for:

  • Those considering a career in research
  • Connecting researchers to work on collaborative projects
  • Facilitating networking between academics and practitioners

We also have some helpful resources from experienced OR researchers:

Researchers Database

Top Tips: Research Funding

Top Tips: Reviewing a Research Proposal

Who funds it?

Research grants can be very competitive and trying to navigate the plethora of research funding sources can be overwhelming. There may even be research councils, charitable organisations, trusts and societies offering relevant research funding opportunities that you weren’t aware of. The OR Society maintains a comprehensive list of research funding sourcesopen funding calls and has an EPSRC funding dashboard for operational research so you can see funding success rates.

Funding Sources

A comprehensive list of research funding sources

Open Funding Calls

EPSRC Funding Dashboard

Approved OR grants

EPSRC Funding Dashboard