The Contact Center was established to assist Israeli researchers employed or studying abroad in finding appropriate positions within Israel's scholarly community. The Contact Center assists researchers in all academic disciplines, including the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences. With the Center's assistance, over 1000 Israeli researchers have already been absorbed into Israel's universities alone. Many more found positions in various research institutions, academic colleges and institutes, helped by the Contact Center. The majority of the returning researchers came from the United States, Canada and Europe.