Conduct research on frankincense, medicinal plants, fungi & biodiversity, preservation of cultural artifacts, and languages; along with research on various cultural, environmental, social and scientific issues related to the Dhofar region.
Develop a database on research pertinent to the region and collect and edit valuable documents related to the region in order to preserve them and make them accessible to an interested audience;
Establish and publish studies and research and provide related consultancy for public and private organizations;
Promote DU as a research hub, build its institutional research identity and local human capacity, by encouraging graduate students to embark on research of interest to the region.
Encourage academic collaboration with counterpart Research Centers, Universities, and Arab and foreign institutions of similar interests;
Spread awareness and knowledge about research findings and reach to a wider base of researchers and academics;
Organize conferences and promote publications of different kinds.
Development and formulation of natural health products/ dietary supplements, topical, cosmetic, aromatherapeutic preparations using different dosage-forms like oral tablets, oral capsules, oral drops, ointments, creams, gel and inhalers.