Yad Tabenkin is the Research and Documentation Center of the United Kibbutz Movement. It offers a scholarship fund for research, publishes a yearbook and selected works (including some by kibbutz members as well as papers from the labor movement and from the academic world).

Yad Tabenkin also organizes Study Days and Symposia relating to both historical subjects and issues for vital immediate concern, and collaborates with different universities and institutes in the development of many projects.