Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc.

The Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc. or PAIR is a body that aims to advance quality multidisciplinary research. The founding of PAIR was envisaged by Dr. Genaro V. Japos, the former director of research of Liceo de Cagayan University, the institution base of the association located at the heart of Cagayan de Oro City, the center for commerce of Northern Mindanao, Philippines. To start up the founding of the organization, a meeting with the representatives of various tertiary schools in Mindanao was convened during the training of editors for a refereed research journal by Zonal Research Centre of the Commission on Higher Education at the Notre Dame of Marbel University, City of Koronadal, South Cotabato, on April 2, 2007. It was during that meeting that the association’s underlying principles were laid; the board of trustees was created, and the first sets of officers were elected. Three months later, on August 14, 2007, the association got its legal identity as it registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Almost a year after its SEC registration, the association was formally launched via its first CHED-endorsed national health and environment research forum held at the Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan on August 1 and Liceo de Cagayan University on August 2, 2008. By then, the first set of officers were inducted and the seven pioneering member-institutions took oath. Thereafter, succeeding CHED-endorsed research conferences, both national and international, were held in different venues, increasing the association’s membership. Purpose: The Philippine Association of Institutions for Research or PAIR is a scientific, ethical and professional body of currently 111 higher education institutions in the Philippines on oath to advance quality multidisciplinary, scientific research. Affiliations: PAIR is an affiliate organization of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), United States of America the world’s largest professional association for institutional researchers. Membership: PAIR is a member of the Philippine Society for Quality, Inc. A quality control organization that can serve as a catalyst for action in the application of quality management and CrossRef, USA is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. Quality Management System: PAIR operates to provide member-institutions with mechanisms that train researchers and publish peer reviewed scientific journals that meet international standards, which are accessible online and print, archived, indexed and cross-referenced for utilization by end users globally. As ISO certified, PAIR has implemented a Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 by the AJA Registrar’s, Inc. and UKAS Management System based in the United Kingdom.