Research is a vital part of the game, it is essential to allow the Xenonauts to acquire new technology and eventually win the game. Especially since the Xenonauts are outmatched by the Aliens in weapons and technology.
In order to start a research project you simply need to select a project and let your scientists get to work.
However in order to start the research you need the following.
- A research project.
- A Laboratory.
You will also need any minimum resources needed to start the project, if the project needs any prior resources, for example researching an Alien weapon requires you have that weapon in your stores.