The OR Society is following advice from the government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation and all events and training courses till the end of July have been postponed. We hope to reschedule as soon as it is possible; please check our events page and training page for details.

The OR Society is the professional home of operational researchers and analysts in the UK.

We offer a range of services to our members, including world-class training and accreditation, career support whatever your stage, latest news and research in our journals and magazines, diverse events and conferences and much more.

You can explore our member benefits in full and choose the right category of membership for you.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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Publications

Access our world-class journals and monthly membership newsletter.

Publications

Events & Conferences

Find out about our upcoming conferences, events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Events & Conferences

Training Courses

Top up your skills with The OR Society's world-class training programme.

Training Courses

Pro Bono OR

Find out how third sector organisations can access volunteer analysts - for free!

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OR in Education

Help us inspire the next generation of operational researchers and analysts.

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Research

Discover how The OR Society helps advance the understanding of real-life problems through research. 

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Operational research (OR) is the science of better decision-making.

Our vision is of a world improved by rigorous analysis and better, evidence-based decision-making.

We are a charity set up to advance knowledge, interest and education in OR. Our goal is to see operational research used and acknowledged widely in all areas of industry, business, government, the community and the third sector.

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Latest News

July 2020

Journal of Business Analytics - new award name nominations

Our scholarly journals have an award for the best paper. For the Journal of Operational Research (Goodeve Award) and European Journal of Information Systems (Stafford Beer Award), this is an annual award.

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July 2020

Learned Societies lead on Professionalisation of Data Science

In this instance, professionalisation isn’t a smart suit or a slick presentation. It covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours that might be expected of a data scientist. The OR Society is a key player in a group of bodies interested in what such professionalisation might look like.

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April 2020

Supply Chain Response Hub for COVID-19 Recovery Scenario Modelling

AIMMS has released a supply chain response hub, allowing businesses to create models that account for the disruption COVID-19 is having on supply chains.

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