Sarawak Research Society (SRS) was co-founded by Prof. Dr. Ernest Cyril de Run and Dr. Hiram Ting in 2013. It was officially established in February of 2015. It is a non-profit organization made up of willing academics and practitioners. SRS membership is open to all.

Mission Statement

SRS is committed to research that advances knowledge and makes practical contribution to practice and/or policy development in Sarawak. SRS aims to provide academics, researchers, and practitioners a platform to interact 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 the state 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 the ordinary members, and the public at large in enhancing research culture and development in Sarawak and beyond.