AURA membership is corporate rather than individual and is open to organisations involved in buying market research and/or insight. 

AURA corporate membership costs just £545 plus VAT per year for four team members, working out at a little over £100 plus VAT per head. Additional members can be added for just £100 plus VAT.
Membership gives everyone full access to AURA's benefits which include:
Five full day seminars in London, plus at least one outside London (has previously been Leeds, Manchester)
Free tickets to our annual conference
Free tickets to our Awards evening event held in London (subject to availability)
A webinar series
Member forum for confidential knowledge sharing on agencies and techniques
AURA's resource library - case studies and presentations from our seminars and events
Special Interest Groups
To join GIMRA (General Insurance Market Research within AURA) there is a supplement of £200 plus VAT. 
Other special interest groups run for those with dedicated insight needs; e.g. Communities and International, are available to members at no additional charge.

Companies that supply research services are not usually eligible to join. Membership is always subject to final decision by AURA’s Council.

Applicants for Main or Associate membership will ideally belong to one of the following professional bodies: MRS, ESOMAR, CIM, AQR or the SRA (or currently be applying for membership). Failing this, applicants will need to either:

  • be proposed by an AURA Main Member who is also a member of one of the above professional bodies;
  • sign an undertaking that they have read, and promise to abide by, the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct
  • attend an interview with AURA Council members to establish that the applicant has the necessary experience as a market research professional.