1) To facilitate knowledge discovery and development in the field of IR in library and information studies and allied disciplines.

2) To foster good and positive research ethics.

3) To encourage collaborative IR related research at SOIS, UWM level, and national levels.

4) To explore and promote multiple research methods in information retrieval.

5) To provide a forum to foster student interest and participation in IR research.

6) To promote education for IR at all program levels.