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 established during the time of former UP CIDS Executive Director Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista 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).
Under current UP CIDS Executive Director Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, the following LRSNs existed from 2018 to 2019:
- Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC), University of the Philippines Cebu
- Cordillera Studies Center (CSC), University of the Philippines Baguio