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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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 Schools

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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