How are research communities being adopted in Asia Pacific - in Japan, China, India, or in Singapore and Vietnam? Is the future more likely to be MROCs or Community Panels, small and qualitative or large and quantitative? Research communities are one of the hottest topics in Europe and North America, but what about Asia Pacific? Are the models in Asia different? What are the implications of: cultural differences, double- byte languages, different technologies (especially in terms of internet and mobile)? This presentation will highlight the current status quo and indicate the likely directions of travel.