To cooperate with other research organizations and institutions of higher learning on matters of relevant research and training.
To liaise with other relevant bodies within and outside Kenya carrying out research and related activities.
To disseminate and translate research findings for evidence based policy formulation and implementation.
To cooperate with the Ministry of Health, the National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI) and the Medical Sciences Advisory Research Committee on matters pertaining the research policies and priorities.
To do all things as appear to be necessary, desirable or expedient to carry out its functions.