The Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Research Station in Maribor, with its premises in the renovated Karantena  building,  started its operation in April 2010. It currently employs three researchers working in the fields of ethnology, cultural and social history, anthropology, and migration studies. They participate in international programs, basic and applied projects of the SRC SASA institutes, European, and bilateral research projects. In addition to other areas, their scientific explorations include studies on the town of Maribor and its vicinity and have resulted in several monographs, articles, and conference papers.