Be a part of the UK's leading research community, exclusive to IT professionals.

Share your opinions and experiences in ways that suit you. From online surveys, to discussion boards and interviews – you choose which research studies to participate in, while being rewarded for your time of course.

We’ll match research studies to your profile information, meaning research studies will be interesting and relevant for you. We’re always looking for your honest views and provide opportunities for you to feedback if you have more to say on a topic, trend or issue.

Research types:

Take part in research studies and get rewarded for your time. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in:

Online surveys

Share your views in our online surveys, covering a wide range of technology topics, from emerging trends to recent tech headlines. You’ll be invited via email to participate in surveys relevant to your role and organisation. We’ll be upfront about how long the survey will take and the reward for your time.


Join one of our researchers in 1-2-1 interviews to discuss your thoughts and opinions of a range of technology and business-focused topics. Interviews are conducted over video call and are pre-arranged at a time that suits you.

Focus groups

We facilitate a group discussion, via video call, to gain insights from a small group of Community members. We ensure that the group respect confidentiality and that no identifying information can be shared.

Discussion boards

At least every month we post a new topical discussion question, have your say and see what other Community members think about emerging trends in the technology sector.

Quick polls

Answer our poll questions and instantly see the results from the wider Community. New polls are posted frequently, focused on new trends and topical news stories.


These video interviews are topic-focused, enabling you to share your expertise and knowledge while being rewarded for your time.


You’ll be able to shape emerging trends and future strategy in the technology sector with your opinions. We work with some of the biggest brands in technology and this is your opportunity to influence decisions and contribute to positive change in the industry.

“This study is a marquee piece of research for us that allows our company to provide industry insights to top executives across the globe. Thank you to Vanson Bourne team! We look forward to working with you again next year.”
Vanson Bourne Client
As well as influencing global technology companies, you’ll also gain insight on future trends and be one of the first to know about the latest changes that are happening in the IT industry.
“Over the past 15 years the Vanson Bourne Community has become a valuable source of insight in the developing world of technology to myself. Often I find the topic of a research survey being brought up within the business a few months later - being a member really helps me stay informed on the latest developing trends"
Head of Infrastructure, Wholesale
"The Vanson Bourne Community always presents surveys on cutting edge topics and is the front runner at identifying strategic changes. The questions posed within the surveys often enables me to perceive the direction of change which other organisations are considering"
IT Director, Insurance
"Vanson Bourne Community provide an opportunity to share insights and experience which can then help others who may be experiencing similar challenges"
Head of Utilities, IT

See how the community is shaping the technology news:


Assessing the state of ransomware in 2024 for Sophos


Reviewing ransomware trends and lessons learned from cyberattacks for Veeam


Explore the challenges experienced by CISOs for Trellix


We share insights from our research studies with you frequently – from full reports to blogs and infographics – we want you to be the first to hear about new ideas, trends and perspectives in the industry.

As a Community member you’ll receive exclusive reports on research studies that you’ve taken part in as well as additional industry insights to enhance your knowledge.

All members are notified by email when new reports are available.

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As a thank you for taking part in our research studies, we give you the option of receiving an Amazon Gift Card* or donating to one of our selected charities. Our current charities are Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society. For every donation that you make to charity, Vanson Bourne Community will match that donation.

Use the slider to see how much you could donate!
Over 100 surveys: We will donate £10 on your behalf

And that’s not all…

In addition to this when you reach set milestones in the number of online surveys you complete for us, we will donate an additional amount to charity. You will be notified when you reach these milestones and you’ll be able to choose which of our selected charities you would like the money to go to.

*restrictions apply, please see

What do our members think?

“Vanson Bourne Community sends me interesting IT related surveys. The rewards I receive are generous and I love that I can send them to a selection of charities.”
Operations Manager, Financial Services
"I have been part of the Vanson Bourne Community for many many years now, and the surveys are always interesting and do make me think about my understanding of topics, its great being part of the group."
Head of Technology, Media
"Vanson Bourne Community surveys are relevant to my job role. The surveys are well designed and not repetitive. The survey incentives are variable, extremely fair and delivered quickly. This is by far my favourite panel."
IT Manager, Financial Services
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