The Expert Centre Restitution conducts independent fact-finding investigations in response to individual requests for restitution. The Restitutions Committee can ask the Centre to carry out a fact-finding investigation. Two parties who wish to arrive at a solution to a restitution request may also jointly file a request for an impartial fact-finding investigation by the Centre. You can find further information on this subject on the website of the Cultural Heritage Agency.

The Centre additionally does scientific research on the history and the current situation as regards looted art and restitution, in particular in relation to the Nazi regime. The Centre attracts attention to this field by means of publications, conferences and other activities, including work within higher education.