Joining the Social Research Association

There are many benefits to joining over 1000 colleagues in the UK and Ireland’s only professional membership body for social researchers.  You'll receive:

High-quality training courses at a 25% discount
Reduced delegate rates at our conferences and other events
NEW! Free access to over 5,500 social science journals
Our quarterly members' magazine 'Research Matters'
An entry in our Directory of Members' Services
Topical news stories in our members' e-newsletter every 2 weeks
Free access to our research ethics consultancy forum
Our major publications (and you can take part in shaping and developing them).
Streamlined application for professional indemnity & public liability insurance*

Membership is valid for 12 months from when you first join or renew.


1.  To JOIN / Renew and pay online with a credit or debit card, please select the option that applies to you (but if you have a corporate card see 2 below).   Choose the first to apply in this list:

Full-time employee £84.00

Part-time employee £60.00 (under 25 hours a week)

Self-employed / freelance £60.00

Full-time student, Retired, or Unwaged £25.00

2.  If you have a corporate card it probably won't work with PayPal.  No problem, we can take your payment over the phone (via Worldpay).  Call the office on o2o7 998 o3o4 - but first, please fill out and send in the application form at step 3 below, so we have your details.

3. Or to join and pay by invoice, we will need a Purchase Order from your employer.  Please complete an SRA-membership-application-form-2019 application form  - just download the Excel file and follow the instructions. If your payment will be in Euros, please use this form: application form Euros. We can also accept payment by UK bank cheque.

Good news for taxpayers - 100% of your membership fee can be claimed against UK tax, so don't forget to report it on your tax return.

Group membership
If five or more people in your organisation get together to join the SRA at the same time, and can arrange a single annual payment and an admin contact person, you will each receive a 10% discount on the above rates.  Please contact the office to discuss a Group arrangement.

All members join as individuals - the SRA does not have corporate membership.

* Members: please contact the office and we'll email you the form.