Identify research needs and conduct research in educational areas
Provide facilities and resources for national and international researchers and evaluators to carry out research and evaluation studies in the country
Coordinate and harmonize all educational research and evaluation activities in Tanzania by acting as a clearinghouse for local and international education research and evaluation studies in the country.
Provide service to educational research and evaluation institutions and other agencies interested in education.
Host a depository for educational research and evaluation reports and also act as a data bank.
Organize Monthly staff—student seminars, open lecturers, workshops as well as local & international conferences.
Train university staff members, and students, in educational research through short/long –term training courses that are organized by the Centre and through participation in national and international macro research and evaluation programmes,
Coordinate the offering of short courses aimed at professional/career development especially for academics (from other universities), teachers and needy executives.