SoBRA was established in December 2009 and since that time has held seven annual conferences and seven workshops:

Presentations are available to SoBRA members and can be accessed on the Resources page.
Proceedings reports for the workshops are available to members.

SoBRA also has a number of sub groups looking at various aspects related to risk assessment.  One of these is the Accreditation Sub-Group, which was formed to explore a potential role for SoBRA in providing accreditation for risk assessors working in the fields of human health and controlled waters (amongst others).  We envisaged the scheme to be in the form of a register of SoBRA accredited risk assessors and drafted documents describing eligibility criteria and how these may be assessed.  We ran an open survey in October/November 2013 resulting in a scheme that has widespread acceptance within the land contamination community. The SoBRA accreditation scheme was launched in July 2016.

SoBRA has a bursary and scholarship scheme available to SoBRA members to help promote research and furthering knowledge related to land contamination risk assessment in the UK. Further details can be found under the Resources section.

Membership to SoBRA is open to any individual with an interest in the assessment of risks from land contamination.  Join SoBRA here.