Research points are part of the new crafting menu system. In order to craft a new object the player must first reach the required level and purchase the recipe with the acquired research points.
The player should wisely decide on which items their research points will be spent so as not to be in a position of shortage research points.
However, when reaching level 100, all recipes can be researched as the total research points available and needed are exactly 285.
Research points are obtained whenever the player levels up their main character.