IRIS is a multi-faceted research organisation that specialises in government, community and industry research for local and state government, business and academic institutions.

IRIS also provides strategic consultancy services to government and industry in the areas of strategic planning, economic development and place marketing.

Our goal is to provide all customers with he highest levels of understanding, insight and value for money in our commercial research activities.

IRIS has been serving the needs of businesses and Local Government for over 30 years. Our close relationship with The University of Wollongong permits access to the highest level of theoretical expertise.

IRIS professional staff is supported by an academic advisory panel composed of prominent and leading academics. Members of this panel advise on and participate in projects to provide the highest level of technical and statistical advice to our clients.

IRIS specialists have extensive experience and advanced technical qualifications in all facets of research and consultancy:

  • Research problem design
  • Questionnaire development
  • Sample selection and survey design
  • Fieldwork planning and management
  • Data preparation, manipulation and analysis
  • Report, preparation and interpretation of findings

IRIS staff includes specialists in management consultancy, marketing research, statistics, survey design, and economic analysis.

Our team is supported by a fieldwork team of over 50 professionally trained staff and a modern Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

We operate under a charter that provides support for the economic development of our local area. We maintain a series of publications, statistical series and other resourses relevant to the Illawarra Region to Local, State and Federal government as well as the business community.

Our senior staff members have been with IRIS for up to 20 years and have extensive research experience supporting governments information and strategy requirements.

IRIS has a twenty-year relationship with government in NSW. We enjoy ongoing relationships with a number of Commonwealth and State Authorities and Councils within NSW.