During its more than 50 years of existence, CSCD has realised a large number of projects. From the beginning, in dedicated cooperation with relevant national and international partners, it has continually developed specific areas of inquiry.
A particular focus of research is in cultural participation, regarding cultural needs and general habits of the population and specific groups (children, teenagers, students, senior citizens, etc.), as well as various types of audiences (theater, music, gallery, festivals, and others).
The main research line at CSCD is directed towards cultural and natural heritage in the function of sustainable development, as well as creative industries and cultural tourism. A significant corpus of research projects are related to problems in the domain of human resources and information technology, as well as the general conditions of cultural work (material resources, financing, legislative).