The main scientific areas of the Laboratory are:

- development and generation of the electronic prosopographic database;

- developing electronic resources of the national and universal historic documents ;

- creating electronic copies of the archival documents and materials;

- building up the electronic photo and video archive of the Institute;

- digitization of the rare collections of the documentary historical and statistical materials;

- digitizing the periodic materials of the 19th-20th centuries;

- developing electronic   manuals  and multimedia teaching aids for the disciplines of the historical cycle;

- preparation of the electronic materials to be published within RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index);

- creating electronic materials for the educational process and independent work of the students in the framework of the modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment.