Sarawak Research Society (SRS) was co-founded by the late Prof. Dr. Ernest Cyril de Run and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting in 2013. It was officially established in February 2015. It is a non-profit organisation made up of willing academics and practitioners. SRS membership is lifetime (subject to code of conducts and agreement) and open to all (Malaysians as ordinary members and non-Malaysians as associate members).

Mission Statement

SRS is committed to research that advances knowledge and makes practical contribution to academic, industry and community. SRS aims to provide academics, researchers, students and practitioners a platform to interact, co-create value and move forward. It also aims to afford budding researchers opportunities to network with academics and practitioners in their areas. SRS seeks to improve the quality of research in Sarawak and the associated regions and create an avenue for inter-disciplinary studies so as to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines and industries for the betterment of the society.


  1. To promote research collaboration and to foster research development of the members.
  2. To provide support to academics and research students in pursuing research excellence.
  3. To advance knowledge in academia and transfer knowledge to the relevant industries.
  4. To disseminate research outputs scientifically, rigorously, and ethically and to ensure that the outputs carry practical impact and meaningfulness to the target populations.

Core Values

We, the committee members, uphold trust among the members, and teamwork, as well as integrity in our activities. We prioritize collective effort and make joint decision as a unit regardless of our positions in the society and our professions. We maintain openness, professionalism and uprightness to the best of our ability to demonstrate our commitment to our members, and the public at large in enhancing research culture and development in Sarawak and beyond.