Zircon Research group is one of the oldest independent companies in the modern Russia, specialized on sociological and marketing research, information and analytical services, political and management consulting.
Now ZIRCON Research Group is a large-scale network structure, which includes several teams of specialists who can implement different research, social and engineering tasks.
A new company named «Socio Business Group» was created in the structure of the Group, oriented to the consulting of network communities of practice creation and development in corporations and non-profit sector.
«Sociologos.ru» project was started – the information portal of Russian applied sociology and marketing researches; John Locke Club was founded (in cooperation with Public Politics department of the NRU HSE) – initiative of specialists studying the civil society of Russia.
The Laboratory of monitoring researches in the Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MGPPU) was organized, which team was created by ZIRCON employees.
ZIRCON Research Group became one of the founders (represented by Igor Zadorin) and members (represented by the ANO «Sociological workshop of Zadorin») of the Non-commercial Partnership «International Research Agency «Eurasian Monitor»).
ZIRCON Research group (represented by the LLC «ADAPT» Firm») became a member of the Russian Association for Market and Opinion Research (membership till 2011).
Autonomous Non-profit Organization (ANO) «Sociological workshop of Zadorin» («Sociologicheskaya Masterskaya Zadorina») was created, which is oriented to the implementation of initiative and non-commercial projects.
ZIRCON Research Group became one of the initiators and an active member of informal professional association – Association of regional sociological centers “Group 7/89” (membership till 2009).
The juridical form of group was changed into the Limited Liability Company (LLC) «ADAPT» Firm» (founded in 1991). There is also a publishing division Socio-Logos™ in the structure of LLC “ADAPT” Firm” (production of sociological literature till 2001).
ZIRCON Research group as a creative team was founded in June 1989 on the initiative of its director Igor Zadorin. ZIRCON («Centre of intellectual resources and cooperation in social sciences») was a structural subdivision of the joint-stock company «MKC Variant» till 1993.