The Centre for Applied Research (CFAR) at Singapore University of Social Sciences provides high-quality research, policy evaluation, statistical analysis, and technical assistance to academic, government and commercial organisations. Research at CFAR is focused primarily on applied work with industry relevance. Projects leverage CFAR's extensive expertise in survey analysis and address a variety of social and economic policy issues. This is in line with CFAR's mission to contribute to society in a tangible way. Clients include the People's Association, the Land Transport Authority, Business Times, and the Central Singapore Community Development Council. CFAR's work is published and quoted by national newspapers, MediaCorp outlets, and other publications island-wide.
In addition to undertaking collaborative research with industry partners and public organisations on issues of direct relevance to the business community and to the society at large, CFAR serves as a research hub for all research initiatives and projects at Singapore University of Social Sciences. In this capacity, CFAR works closely with the academic schools to foster research at Singapore University of Social Sciences. CFAR also actively promotes and undertakes case writing for the purpose of deployment in graduate and undergraduate programmes to ensure that the University continues to offer well-rounded academic courses that strike a sensible balance between theory and practice. Research at Singapore University of Social Sciences in the form of research publications and projects, case studies, seminars and conference presentations, and other research-related documents are available in the University's e-repository system.