Communicating with group members

Ensuring the SIG and Networks' pages on the website are regularly updated is the best way to advertise the group and encourage new members to join.


Mailing Lists

The society maintains email lists on behalf of SIGs or Networks. These contain all of The OR Society members who have indicated an interest in the SIG or Network. Interested non-members can also be included in the list. 

Contacting Your Mailing List

To contact the mailing list for your SIG or Network, an email must be sent out via The OR Society’s Mailchimp account. To schedule an email to be sent to your SIG or Network’s mailing list, contact your SIGs POC at the OR Society’. Once completed,the email will be scheduled and send out. This can take up to five working days to be sent out. 

The email distribution list should not be used to advertise jobs and other such opportunities unless they have been advertised formally through The OR Society.

Events emails for the RS and SIGs are sent on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Data Protection

The society's Data Protection registration only covers lists held by the society at the office. Any Special Interest Group or Network that holds a mailing list other than the one held at the office must register that mailing list with the Data Protection Registrar. In such a case, the Officers of the Special Interest Group or Network are responsible for compliance with GDPR guidelines. The society recommends that Special Interest Group or Network do not hold a separate mailing list.


Document Repository

You are encouraged to add items to Document Repository on The OR Society's website that will be of use/interest to members. Items added under your SIG or Network's category will generate links on your SIG or Network's page on the Society’s website making it easy to access the documents.