The Research Association for Islamic Social Sciences (RAIS) is a non-stock, non-profit and non-partisan research, evaluation, advisory and data-based organization duly registered in 2008 under Philippine laws, focusing on the concerns, needs and conditions of the Filipino Muslims, and other matters affecting the contemporary Muslim world. RAIS is composed of Muslim academicians and a pool of experts principally based at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City with expertise on Islamic Culture, History, Political Thought, Philosophy, Law, Administration, Arts, Economic Development, Contemporary Events, and Research and Policy Formulation Methodology. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roundtable Discussions (RTDs):
The 6th (2013) RTD on Islamic Economics: from Theory to Practice was supposed to be hosted by Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi Campus on November 26-29, 2013. However, the Chancellor of Tawi-Tawi, Dr. Lorenzo Reyes, requested the postponement so that other MSU administrators can allot budget for their respective representatives.
The 5th (2012) RTD on Research in Islamic Studies was held at the Basilan State College, Isabela, Basilan in Mindanao, Philippines.
The 4th (2011) RTD on Islamic Studies Institutions in the Philippines was held at the Mindanao State University-General Santos City Campus in Mindanao, Philippines.
The 3rd (2010) RTD on Developing Peace Modules for Islamic Studies Institutions in Higher Learning was held at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City in Mindanao, Philippines.