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Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) is the only industry body dedicated to professional providers and users of research, data and insights. The Research Association New Zealand brand is a trust-mark for clients, employers, colleagues and other industries and indicates that the bearer is a member of an expert community, which upholds the highest professional and ethical standards.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 with an enforcement date of 25 May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.

Download the latest GRBN (Global Research Business Network) newsletter; lots of GDPR articles and two EFAMRO webinars.


Upcoming PD Events

  • 19 Jun 2018 6:00 PM Five Knots (Tamaki Yacht Club), 30 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071
  • 17 Aug 2018 6:00 PM Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf, Quay Street, Auckland


Current Job Vacancies

Data Analyst - Key Research, Tauranga


RANZ Membership

Research Association membership is recommended to any individual or firm engaged in the profession of sourcing information and insights for commercial or social decision making, whether on the client or supplier side of the profession.

Apply to join 

RANZ Board nominations

Nominations for the 2018-2020 RANZ Board are now open. Download details HERE.
(Conditions apply)

Entry packs and sponsorship opportunities now available HERE!


Look out for our upcoming events in 2018.

Join the RANZ Social  Facebook group for more info.

MRS UK Guide to Buying Research & Insight

The MRS UK has developed a guide to procuring better research. It has been an important initiative for the MRS UK, as the government has its own procurement framework and one of the requirements is that only regulated suppliers are on that framework now.

For more information on the MRS Guide to Buying Research & Insight:

Top Ten Tips for Buying Research & Insight DOWNLOAD HERE


Did you know?

RANZ members can access lots of online courses through the Global Research Business Network (GRBN) Learning Centre.

QPMR Accreditation


RANZ members are now eligible to get the
Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR) accreditation.


Check out these courses:

RANZ Website Gold Partner

Partnership Opportunities

Contact Research Association to find out about the great opportunities available for getting closer to market researchers in New Zealand.

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Press Releases

GRBN launches new handbook, ENGAGE, to help researchers deliver better experiences to research participants and greater value to clients


There are several new guidelines underway, including social media guidelines:

GO TO more information on the ESOMAR/ GRBN joint guidelines.

Toluna Announces Global Growth Driven by Continued Digital Innovations and Significant Panel Expansion.



Ian Mills has joined Nielsen NZ as the new Executive Director, Consumer Insights. With over 25 years of experience, Ian is well known in the industry - having held positions across several research agencies in his career. Ian is also a Fellow in the RANZ.

“Helping businesses to take action is what excites me most about this industry. We do this best by telling compelling stories through the powerful combination of motivational and behavioural datasets”.

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