Research into the theory and practice of Islamic finance is being carried out in conjunction with a number of international financial institutions, policymakers and regulatory bodies such as the Securities Commission Malaysia.
Research seminars, workshops and conferences are regularly organised by the Centre on a range of topics. These include the annual Securities Commission Malaysia-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Roundtable on Islamic Finance (running since 2010), the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies-Fajr Capital Seminar Series on Islamic Finance in 2014, and the World Humanitarian Summit Roundtable on Islamic Social Finance in 2015.
A SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance programme also supports visiting scholars on an annual basis. Applicants must be specialists in Islamic Finance and/or a closely related discipline.