About us

We support operational research analysts across government, helping them to contribute to policy-making, strategy and operations.

Who we are

The Government Operational Research Service (GORS) is one of the Civil Service Professions.

Operational Research provides a clear understanding of problems and applies mathematical, scientific and facilitative methods to analyse a wide range of real-world issues. Analysts offer rigorous, objective and practical analytical support to decision makers.

Operational research is about working with policy makers and managers to solve tomorrow’s problems today. It calls for scientific methods of analysis and a systematic exploration of the quantifiable aspects of problems.

Career opportunities and professional development

The Government Operational Research Service website on Civil Service Learning (CSL) is the place where you can engage with your professional community and find out about the learning, qualifications and opportunities available to help you develop your skills.