Research projects form the core of the scientific work at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), bringing together researchers to work on individual research questions, and producing project-specific publications. Currently there are over 150 projects covering various research topics, ranging from formal demography to the social and political implications of demographic change.

More information about individual projects can be found online at the web pages of the respective research laboratory responsible for each project. The MPIDR has the following laboratories, research groups and Max Planck research groups: