Applied Probability

​Fostering research in applied probability, bringing together a community of researchers

Business and Industrial

Statistical methods in industry and commerce

Computational Statistics and Machine Learning

Computational aspects of statistical methods and developments in software

Data Ethics and Governance

Enhancing the visibility of ethical and governance issues about data

Data Science and AI

Representing the professional interests of data scientists in the UK

Emerging Applications

Exposition, study, informal debate and discussion of statistical subjects

Environmental Statistics

Application of statistics to environmental issues

Finance and Economics

Promoting the use of statistics and statistical methodology in economics and finance.

History of Statistics

Brings together groups and individuals with an active interest in the history of statistics

International Development

Taking forward RSS work relating to international development


Statistical problems arising in all branches of medicine

Official Statistics

Government and national statistics

Quality Improvement

Contribution of statistical methods to quality improvement and good management


The theory of statistics, the development and application of statistical methods

Social Statistics

Social applications of statistics with a particular emphasis on survey methodology

Statistics and the Law

Enabling the Society to make informed and, hopefully, influential contributions to the administration of justice.

Statistics in Sport

Fostering research in statistics in sports, defined as modelling and analysis inspired by, or applied to, a problem in sport.

Teaching Statistics

Providing a platform to collate and disseminate ideas and best practice in the teaching of statistics.

Young Statisticians

For students and those in the first 10 years of their career