The Local Regional Studies Network (LRSN) aims to create a network of research programs engaging in local and regional areas of study, involving scholars and research centers based in the different UP System constituent universities.
The previous LRNS were set up during the time of VP Bautista as CIDS Executive Director during the following years: (1) Mindanao Studies (1993); (2) Cordillera Studies, Manila Studies, West Visayan Studies, and Southern Tagalog and Bicol Studies (1995); and (3) Central Visayan Studies (1998).
The three projects under UP CIDS currently involve the following centers:
- Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC), University of the Philippines Cebu – Program on Sustainable Tourism in Central Visayas
- Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS), University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo City – Coastal Resilience (CoRe) Program for Western Visayas
- Cordillera Studies Center (CSC), University of the Philippines Baguio – The Program Analysis and Policy Recommendations for Payment for Environmental Services (PES) Implementation in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)