Each year, the CIA dedicates significant resources towards research to produce studies that offer valuable information to our members. The Research Council (REC) manages our research projects through core research committees, the Academic Research Committee and the Exploratory Research Committee (and related project oversight groups). In most cases, external groups such as universities or independent research firms conduct the actual research, with the relevant committee overseeing the project.

To get involved with the REC or one of its committees, contact Esteban Rivera, Project Manager, Research and Professional Practice. You can also indicate your interest through the My Volunteer Profile section of the member website.

The CIA research program is governed by the following policies:

Policy Governing Research
Policy Governing Data for Sponsored Research