Gathering relevant and up-to-date information on public communication in the different inter-municipal communities is one of ObCOM's main objectives. This information should be freely accessible to researchers, journalists and anyone working in the field of public communication, especially in the field of communication with the media and stakeholders.
ObCOM carries out continuous and differentiated research on the subject, using different approaches and methodologies.

CIMBSE Case Study In-depth study on the Communication of the Intermunicipal Community of Beiras and Serra da Estrela as pilot research for ObCOM.

IMCs networks barometer Monthly monitoring of the social media activity of Portugal's IMCs.

Online news observatory – Monthly monitoring of online news concerning all the IMCs published in the digital media portugueses.