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

November 2021

Malaria elimination possible with operational research

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has convened its second forum on using operational research in its effort to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030.

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November 2021

Applications for 2022 Master’s Scholarship are now open

The OR Society has opened applications for its 2022 Master’s Scholarship, worth £10,000. The award is intended to support students who would otherwise be denied opportunities to study operational research because of financial constraints. (Picture: Maryam Mojdehi, our most recent winner.)

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November 2021

The heuristics of childbirth

A recent study has found that medical staff in delivery rooms in the US were prone to “suboptimal heuristic” decision-making when attending to births.

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