The Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc. or PAIR is a body that aims to advance quality multidisciplinary research and its dissemination in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The founding of PAIR was envisaged by Dr. Genaro V. Japos, 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.
Miss Irish Jane P. Balios managed the organization with her appointment as Executive Vice President. Miss Kaye Hazel A. Aunzo took the position as Executive Editor while Darryl M. Nuyda became the Training and Conference Specialist. Mr. Edwin Delos Santos, Jr. has been the Finance Officer. Today, there are four journals: JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, JPAIR Institutional Research, International Journal on Graft and Corruption, and the Philippine Journal of Agricultural Economics. Research to serve the needs of 118 colleges and universities as institutional members.
On June 11, 2015, PAIR passed the re-certification audit of its ISO 9001:2008 by the AJA Registrars, Inc. making PAIR the only Philippine private research association that is ISO certified.
Today, I greet the officers and members of the Philippine Association of Institutions of Research, Inc on the ten years of existence as a research organization. A decade of service to Filipino and foreign scholars, researchers and scientists in over forty countries! PAIR is an affiliate of the Association of Institutional Research USA.
We have now 115 institutional members and over 5000 members. PAIR has maintained ISO certification with AJA Registrars which insured the publications, trainings and conferences follow world standards. The good citations of our journal articles are a testament to the growing confidence of global scholars on our track record.
The impact of PAIR to scholars can be seen in the increasing number of faculty being promoted, in the universities acquiring OJS in their journals, in the number of researchers whose enhanced research and writing skills enabled them to have papers accepted and published here and abroad. For ten years, we have become the leader in research capability building initiatives in the country.
Success comes with a steep price. PAIR has been maligned, smeared and discredited by pseudo scholars from schools and government agencies. We simply stood our ground and continued to do better each day. Critics are those who know the way but can not drive the car. Our clients supported our journey until today.
In the future, PAIR aims to conquer the world. We have brought PAIR to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hongkong and Vietnam.
GENARO V JAPOS. Ph.D
Every Filipino researcher is cited in accredited, ISO certified, peer reviewed, indexed, cross-referenced online journals.
1. To implement an ISO certified Quality Management System for greater customer satisfaction;
2. To train for the expertise of Filipino researchers in scientific writing, peer review and journal management that meet the standards of the scientific community;
3. To recognize the achievement of researchers, research leaders and research institutions; and
4. To disseminate, publish and utilize multidisciplinary and discipline specific research journals.