BURISA will merge with LARIA at the start of 2013. The merger
agreement was signed at a half day event on Friday
12th October 2012 in the Royal Statistical Society
BURISA officially stands for the 'British Urban and Regional
Information Systems Association', but we have never let
that bother us unduly!
It is an informal, non-profit making, unincorporated association
of practitioners whose common interest is the use and management
of information and the development of information systems
for services to the public.
BURISA aims to promote better communication between people
concerned with information and information systems in local
and central government, the health services, utilities and
the academic world through its quarterly newsletter (click
here for a sample) and periodic conferences and workshops.
It is run by a Board, each of whose members is co-opted in
a personal capacity and gives his or her time voluntarily
(but generally with the sponsorship of employers) to serve
the aims of the Association.
A copy of the BURISA constitution is available here.
BURISA is affiliated to the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
through its membership of the Statistics User Forum.
BURISA interests span information systems for planning, policy
making and service provision in:
- Physical planning and development
- Social services
- Economic development
- Health services
- Library service.
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