The OR Society is home to the science + art of problem solving. 

Our diverse global community of operational researchers and analysts is the gateway to a thriving career. As a member, you will access the tools you need to thrive in your profession at every stage of your career. You will enjoy distinct networking opportunities, an ever-developing library of insight and resource, and a rich programme of events and training.  

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MEMBER BENEFITS

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!

Pro Bono OR

OR in Education

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

OR in Education

Research

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

Research

Operational research (OR) is the science of better 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

August 2021

Algorithm used to predict where lightning will strike

Computer learning and a space-based lightning monitoring system may be able to predict where lightning will strike in the future, helping to keep people and homes safe.

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August 2021

New AI scan could diagnose dementia in a day

New research has shown that dementia could be diagnosed in a day using a new AI scan set to be trialled soon.

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August 2021

The OR Society launches Grand Challenge to help find climate change solutions

Hot on the heels of the UN scientific climate study, The OR Society has launched this year’s “Grand Challenge” and invited specialists from around the world to join them to develop new solutions for climate change.

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