RHA's researchers work on a broad range of projects that encompass many different sections of society. Since its formation in 1992, RHA's emphasis in research has been flexible and evolved according to the professional strength of its emploeeys and diverse demands. In addition to research carried out for diverse organisations, RHA provides consultancy services on the design, execution and analysis of research surveys, both for the University of Akureyri and for other organisations. 

Lists of current and published RHA projects provides information on the main research areas.