World Heritage Base of Tchogha Zanbil and Haft Tappeh was established following an agreement between Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran, UNESCO, and Japanese Credit Foundation in collaboration with CRAterre (International Centre on Earthen Architecture) of France in 1998 with the purpose of preparing study plans in various fields for preserving the historical site of Tchogha Zanbil. Since its inception, the base has been working on goals such as preservation, restoration, research, training specialized workforce, extracting and processing different pieces of information as well as their publication in both Haft Tappeh Museum and Tchogha Zanbil World Heritage Site, and, after that, it extended its various fields of research-scientific activities into the cultural landscape of Tchogha Zanbil, Haft Tappeh, and their peripheral sites located in their ternary buffer zone.

To date, researches and executive activities at the base have been increasing in the fields of archaeology, archaeogeophysics, documentation, photogrammetry, preservation and restoration, geology, architecture and construction, education and training, document center and the library, and tourism statistics and economy. Sectors such as fabric and material laboratory, preservation and restoration workshop, and the library and document center have up to now played remarkable roles in conserving both world-heritage sites and the sites in the country through inter-base cooperation. Today, 22 years past its establishment, Tchogha Zanbil World Heritage base still conduct various researches and executive activities by employing experienced professionals. It is in contact with both Iranian and foreign universities, institutions and experts and makes use of international experiences in preservation based on theories appropriated for this site.