Frequently Asked Questions

About WCRI

How does WCRI select its research topics?

WCRI has a Research Committee which establishes the research priorities of the Institute.

How does WCRI ensure the quality of its research?

WCRI collects data in accordance with recognized scientific methods and further ensures quality through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures.

Does WCRI make policy recommendations?

WCRI does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather the institute provides research to help inform stakeholders in the system and ground debates within it.

How is WCRI funded?

WCRI is an independent, not-for-profit research organization which is funded by its members.

Membership

What are the membership categories?

There are members and associate members of the Institute.  Please click here for more details on membership categories.

Who can join WCRI?

Membership in the Institute is open to insured and self-insured employers, insurers, reinsurers, national trade and professional associations, national labor organizations, universities, insurance brokers, third-party administrators, managed care organizations, other service providers, and law firms.

Associate memberships are available in several categories:

  • Public sector: available to state workers' compensation agencies (except state funds), insurance commissioners, labor departments, and foreign entities
  • Labor association: available to state labor organizations
  • Ratings organization: available to ratings organizations

What is the cost of membership?

The cost of membership varies depending on the type of organization you are. Please click here for more details.

Who are WCRI members?

For a list of all WCRI members, please click here.

How can I apply for membership?

For an application for membership, please click here.

Governance

Who is on WCRI's Board of Directors?

Click here to see WCRI’s Board of Directors.

What are the responsibilities of the Board of Directors?

The responsibility of policy-making rests with the Institute’s Board of Directors.

How often does the Board meet?

The Board meets three times year.

Who is on WCRI’s Research Committee?

Click here to see who is on WCRI’s Research Committee.

What are the responsibilities of the Research Committee?

The research committee establishes the research priorities for the Institute and plays a key role in assuring the quality and practical value of the Institute's studies.

Publications

How can I obtain a publication if I am a member?

If you have logged in with your member user name and password, you can download a publication directly from the publication’s report page.

How can I obtain a publication if I am a non-member?

If you are not a member, you can purchase one of our report's from the publication's report page.

News & Media

How do I get on WCRI’s press list?

For all press and media related questions, please contact Andrew Kenneally at akenneally@wcrinet.org or call 617-661-9274 ext. 257.

Who do I contact for media inquiries?

For all press and media related questions, please contact Andrew Kenneally at akenneally@wcrinet.org or call 617-661-9274 ext. 257.

How do I contact WCRI research experts?

Please contact us here with any questions for our research experts.

Annual Conference & Webinars

What is the annual conference?

Each year WCRI hosts its Annual Issues & Research Conference where WCRI researchers present their work and engage in panels with other experts in the workers' compensation community to discuss the important issues of the time.

Contact & Directions

How do I contact WCRI?

You can email WCRI at wcri@wcrinet.org or you can phone us at 617-661-9274 (WCRI).

You can also fill out our Contact Us form by clicking here.

Where is WCRI located?

WCRI is located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts at 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Contact WCRI

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