The Virtual Harlem project is a testbed for a broad range of research in African American studies, literature, pedagogy, communication and computer science.

The following are the individual research subgroups that base part of their research on VHp.

Virtual Harlem at Advanced Technology Center, University of Missouri

Distance Learning Experiment Using Virtual Harlem, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, UIC.

Center for Alternative Educational Environments (CAEE)

Tele-Immersion Research at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)