Anyone researching local people and places can join LARIA. This includes public and private sector organisations. There are three types of membership including LARIA Corporate membership which is only £80 a year and for this everyone in your organisation will have access to the full range of benefits of being a LARIA member.

We depend on the subscriptions that our Full and Corporate members pay but if you just wish to stay in touch and receive invites to some LARIA networking events and subscribe to our newsletter you can register for free as an Associate member. We want to create a supportive network of researchers and show you what LARIA can offer.

If you register as an Associate member and someone else in your organisation has already paid the Corporate membership fee we will upgrade your membership for free. This will happen after registration and we will send you an email to confirm any upgrade. Please refer to the Corporate Members list to see if this applies for you.

Membership benefits

All LARIA members receive:

  • * Free attendance at some local networking events
  • * Access the Member Area of the LARIA website which houses previous editions of LARIA News and Burisa Magazine
  • * Opportunity to volunteer for LARIA activity groups including events, communication, and local groups
  • * Opportunity to join the LARIA research interest group SSRG in LARIA (Social Services Research Group)

Corporate Membership

Become a Corporate Member for £80 a year and everyone in your organisation gets the following benefits:

  • * LARIA News emails
  • * Research Policy and Practice Journal (electronic copies)
  • * SSRG Research Newsletters (on Social Care research)
  • * Receive discounts on attending all LARIA events and training, including the Annual National Conference
  • * A range of discounts for training seminars, conferences and courses with other organisations
  • * Submit free entries to LARIA Research Impact Awards – enter as many categories as you like. Entries from commercial companies will need to include a named public sector partner
  • * Display job adverts on the LARIA website at no cost
  • * Corporate Listing on the LARIA website and membership portal, and access to view and network with other Corporate and Full LARIA Members by using the in-built email system
  • * Access to presentations from previous LARIA events
  • * Use the LARIA logo and website link to demonstrate you are members of the Association on any promotional materials and/or your email signature

Please note Corporate Members do not have voting rights unless an individual in that organisation is also a Full Member.

Full Corporate Membership

Upgrade your Corporate Membership to become a Full Corporate Member for an additional fee of £10 per year. Doing so will entitle you to the following additional benefits on top of those outlined above:

  • * Voting rights at Council
  • * The right to stand to be elected to Council
  • * An additional listing on the membership portal and access to view other Full LARIA members – this includes the ability to network with members by using the in-built email system

Additional Corporate Membership

Select this option if your organisation already has LARIA Corporate Membership. Associate Corporate Membership is free and entitles you to all of the benefits available to Corporate Members. See if your organisation is a Corporate Member, and thus, to see if you are entitled to Additional Corporate Membership.

Full Membership

This is open to anyone working in research and intelligence for a local authority, or in an allied field. Full Membership costs £10 per year and entitles you to the following benefits:

  • * Voting rights at Council
  • * The right to stand to be elected to Council
  • * LARIA News emails
  • * Research Policy and Practice Journal (electronic copies)
  • * SSRG Research Newsletter (on Social Care research)
  • * A listing on the membership portal and access to view other Full LARIA members – this includes the ability to network with members by using the in-built email system
  • * Access to presentations from previous LARIA events
  • * Use the LARIA logo and website link to demonstrate you are members of the Association on any promotional materials and/or your email signature

Full Members are not entitled to discounts on LARIA events and publications unless they are also working for organisations that are Corporate Members.

Associate Membership

This is also open to anyone working in research and intelligence for a local authority, or in an allied field. Associate Membership is free of charge. Benefits are a shorter version of the LARIA newsletter just for Associate Members so you can keep up-to-date on LARIA activities

Please note: even though Associate Membership is free, it is still necessary to register.