Associate Membership Benefits

Become an Associate Member and enjoy several benefits that elevates your dedication towards the professional online research - Your membership with us is further proof of your commitment that you are ready to contribute and share with us your experiance and knowledge with others in knowledge profession. 

Membership Benefits Included

Discounts on E-Shop and Education Material

Being an Associate Member gives you quick access of 20% discount on E-Shop Products, Education Material, and Examination Vouchers.

Suggestions for Board, Committees, Discussions and Other Professional Matters

Being a Non-profit Association of Professionals, it is part of our Charter to promote, educate and seek advice from our members that makes us. It is a chosen obligation of the members to participate in the affairs of our Association; likewise, it is within our mandate to involve members in the important decision-making activities of this association.

Inclusion in Members Official Directory

Associate Members are included in a "Members Directory" for outsiders to refer and find professionals just like yourself.

Discounts for Live Classes, Webinars and Boot Camps

Associate Members are entitled to special discounts offered by the Association Management. [Discounts will vary based on the type of event, webinar, e-shop items, promotions, and other offerings from us].

Unrestricted Knowledge Share & Contribution

Members has unrestricted and unlimited access to database of content Articles, Research Papers, Search Engines List, Webinars, and Directories.

Authorized Use of Association Prestigious Logo Expressing Professional Affiliation

Associate members can use "Associate Membership Logo" to be recognized as a mark of professional affiliation with us.

Membership Forum Participation

Active participation in all memberships. Members can exchange ideas, thoughts, industry point of views, discuss ongoing technical issues, seek and share ideas and solutions and gain knowledge and request peer assistance.

Free Access to Education & Reference Material

Free access and downloads from "Reference Library" directories and other information material that is published by the Association from time to time.

Your name added to the member's directory

As an "Associate Member" your profile information is included in "Members Directory". You have access to fellow members contact information to help you network with fellow researchers. 

Free Exposure of Members List to Potential Job/Contract Opportuntities

The Association maintains a database of prospective jobs, contracts from potential employers and outside contractors to view "Members Directory" database. 

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Explore Opportunity

Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and present research on a variety of topics. The Internet has brought numerous opportunities to those research specialists that have learned the skills of Internet Research.We brings you these opportunities.

  • Education and Learning Programs
  • Information Sharing and Networking
  • Read the latest industry news and articles.
  • Obtaining Information - Directories, Research Papers
  • Job Openings and Research Suggestions
  • Memberships with Prestige and Benefit Programs
exchange research ideas

Exchange Ideas & Insight

Share your knowledge with other members - Read the most recent research industry-related content compiled from various sources and the contributions of our members.

  • Topics for Discussion on the Forum - Get Answers to Your Questions
  • Share your expertise and insights with other researchers.
  • Connect with Other Research Experts Globally
  • Discuss Research Problems and Research Approaches
  • Introduce New Online Research Technology Innovations
CIRS Training Guide

Learning Material

We support as necessary, to take responsibility for producing high-quality and inclusive resources to support Internet-related content research learning. These may include presentations, handouts, bibliographies, research problem-sheets, search engines and online research techniques, and/or online and digital resources.

  • Daily Newspaper for Subscribers
  • Bi-weekly Educational Material Releases
  • Updated Weekly Lists of Search Engines
  • Over 7,000+ Listed Directories of Links
  • Over 2500 Research Papers
research tools

Research Tools

Learn about digital tools that are designed to help researchers explore the millions of research data available online, Find out about Specialized Search Engines. Explore Knowledge Management Software and Tools. 

  • Mind Mapping Software
  • Link Organization Software
  • File Folders Management Software
  • Email Management Software
  • Content Management Applications
  • Online Collaborative Working Software
  • Project Management Software
  • Reference Manager Software for Researchers

Explore the huge benefits of being part of a Professional Association
of Modern Internet Research Specialists...

Become an Associate Member

Learn from our "Knowledge Network & Information Resources" - Free for Associate Members

We like to share informational content that has been aggregated from various sources and from the contribution of our members and our own in-house staff.




Research Papers


Search Engines List



Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS)

“The First of its kind, a Gold Standard Certification for Practitioners of Online Research”


World's leading professional association of Internet Research Specialists - We deliver Knowledge, Education, Training, and Certification in the field of Professional Online Research. The AOFIRS is considered a major contributor in improving Web Search Skills and recognizes Online Research work as a full-time occupation for those that use the Internet as their primary source of information.

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