Americas Research Industry Alliance (ARIA) is an alliance of pan-American research associations established to support and improve the business and integrity of the market, opinion and social research industry.
The current membership of the Americas Research Industry Alliance (ARIA) includes the national associations for research businesses in 11 countries in North and South America. These countries together represent about 36% of the global research industry, or $11.5 billion (US).
ARIA's mission is to support the growth of the research industry in the Americas, to build client and public confidence in research, and to maintain industry self regulation. Among the major issues that ARIA will focus on are standards and guidelines, education, self regulation, emerging technologies, business management and development, and relationships with clients and research participants.