One of the central roles of the C·I·B is to foster a knowledge economy, and to use the outcomes of its knowledge production to promote a sustainable society to the benefit of all life. Much of this knowledge is made available through research outputs such as peer-reviewed journal articles, books, contributions to books and published conference proceedings. C·I·B research products are collected and stored in a central research repository hosted on Zenodo.

C·I·B members have edited or authored, or the C·I·B has sponsored the production of a range of books. A selection of interesting research articles is available for viewing under the highlighted papers archive.