Research is organised into problem-oriented projects, each managed by a principal research officer.
The research projects are evaluated at certain intervals and at the latest at the end of the project. Over 150 projects are usually underway annually. A large number of the projects are joint, national or international projects carried out in collaboration with universities, research organisations and other R&D organisations.
In addition to research projects, Metla has a number of service-oriented development and administrative projects.