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Code of conduct

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SAMRA has three memberships:

(1) Organisation Membership: this category is for commercial or non-profit organisations, including companies or other entities such as business units or departments in commercial or non-profit organisations and that are juristic persons involved in offering, buying, making use of or contributing to the delivery of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services; workers in these organisations, business units or departments are Associate Members of SAMRA who perform functions related to one or more research-related role (see below). Organisation members have a weighted vote, based on the number of Associate Members recorded on the most recent record date (1 March each year).

(2) Associate Membership is for individuals who work for an Organisation Member in one or more research-related role.

Organisation membership may be withdrawn if a number of Associate memberships of the workers in research-related roles in the organisation are withdrawn on ethical grounds. If 5% of Associate memberships are withdrawn on ethical grounds, the Organisation membership will be withdrawn.

(3) Independent Membership: this category is for natural persons who work in one or more research-related role and that offer, buy, make use of or  contribute to the delivery of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services; and who are not working for Organisation Members. An Independent  Member has one vote.

Research-related roles are:

  • Organisation executives: Directors or senior managers responsible for an organisation or function in an organisation that supplies or uses market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services
  • Research managers: Senior managers responsible for overseeing and/or managing the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services for (internal or external) client/s
  • Research professionals: Professionals responsible for supplying or using market research, social research, opinion polling, and/or data analytics products and services, or components of the research process
  • Advisory/consulting specialists: Professionals responsible for research-based consulting products and services, advising on market research, social research, opinion polling, and/or data analytics, or components of the research process
  • Data processing professionals: Professionals responsible for primary and/or secondary data processing or components of data processing as part of the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services
  • Data collection professionals: Professionals responsible for primary and/or secondary data collection or components of data collection as part of the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services
  • Individual members awarded Honorary status who are on the SAMRA Honour Roll SAMRA Honour Roll