One of the goals of the ISSRC is to build capacity in the cities and countries where projects are carried out to enable these cities and countries to carry on their own research activities that improve the environmental management process. In this consideration, attempts are made to develop formal relationships with quality technical organizations in locations of interest and elsewhere where ISSRC can help to improve local capabilities. Examples of ongoing relationships are demonstrated in the following paragraphs.

The Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA)

The Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) is a national institution created on May 31, 1950, in charge of performing scientific, technical, industrial, commercial, administrative, and financial activities within the public and private sectors. Among its main responsibilities are the development of a highly specialized knowledge base, the development of nuclear science and technology, and the promotion of technological innovation. Another important responsibility is to advise the National Government on the definition of nuclear policies, to provide service to nuclear generation units, and to manage radioactive waste according to specific legislation.

Centro de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Ambiental (CIIA)

Established in 1991, the Environmental Engineering Research Center (CIIA) at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) has been recognized as an "Excellence Group" by the Colombian "National Science Foundation." This is the largest research group within the University with a multi-million dollar annual research budget. The CIIA assists Colombian industries in finding methods to operate so that the industries to not jeopardize the quality of life in Colombia and protect the health of all Colombians.

Companhia de Tecnologia de Saneamento Ambiental (CETESB)

CETESB (Environment Sanitation Technology Company) is a Brazilian government agency in charge of the monitoring, controlling, and licensing the activities that generate pollution.  The primary concern of CETESB is the preservation of water, air, and soil quality, or, in cases where the water, air, and soil are in poor condition, they seek to return those environmental aspects to their best condition.

China Automotive Technology and Research Center

In 1985, CATARC was established in Tianjin, China in response to the growing need of technical oversight and management of China's auto industry. CATARC assists the Chinese government in  setting safety, quality, and environmental standards of automobiles. CATARC performs compliance,verification and R&D testing as well as provides technical support for industry planning and policy research, and evaluation of new markets and vehicles throughout the whole of China. ISSRC has worked with CATARC personnel at their headquarters with mobile source emissions testing, on-road vehicle inventory development, and mobile source inventorydevelopment and modeling.

Comision Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA)

CONAMA is the key government institute in Chile for protection of the environment. CONAMA has developed air quality management plans for Santiago and is actively working with other Chilean cities and other countries in South America to improve the general environment.

The Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de São Paulo (IPT)

The IPT (Technological Research Institute of the State of Sao Paulo) is an establishment designed to research science and technology as it relates to engineering.  Their primary goals are to provide technical support to industry, provide technical support for the conception and execution of public politics, and to improve the availability of technology.  IPT has been most successful with the national industry in their elaboration and execution of public politics.  IPT has also made significant contributions to the formation of different research teams in the field of technology.

CONAMA is the key government institute in Chile for protection of the environment. CONAMA has developed air quality management plans for Santiago and is actively working with other Chilean cities and other countries in South America to improve the general environment.

Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE)

The INE is one of the central programs in Mexico to address environmental problems. The Institute conducts air quality monitoring programs and is actively involved in air quality management planning.

Kazakh Scientific and Research Institute

The Kazakh Scientific and Research Institute maintains advanced air monitoring and analysis laboratories and is active in studying the impact of Kazakhstan emissions on local and global air quality.

National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)

ISSRC has been working with NACAA to get experience developed by air quality control agencies in the United States into the hands of air quality control officials in developing countries. NACAA represents air pollution control agencies in all 50 states of the United States.

NIIT Kazakh Research Institute for Transport

The Kazakh Research Institute for Transport as its name suggests is actively involved in the development of transportation and emissions models for on-road vehicles.

Swedish Meteorological Institute

The Swedish Meteorological Institute in Noorkoping, Sweden brings 30-50 government regulatory staff to Sweden each year to train them in air quality management processes. ISSRC works with the Institute to provide training and air quality management information and to assist in following up with students once they have returned to their native countries.

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University maintains a progressive program in environmental improvement and is active in studying air quality problems in Beijing and other Chinese cities. The University maintains programs addressing the impacts of both stationary and mobile sources.

University of California at Riverside (UCR)

ISSRC collaborates with the University of California Center for Environmental Research and Technology at Riverside to improve methods of understanding vehicular emissions and air quality management processes. UCR and ISSRC have worked together in Riverside, California; Istanbul, Turkey; and Shanghai, China to develop a better understanding and approaches to estimating vehicular emissions.

Universidad de Chile

The University of Chile is one of the premier research universities in Chile. The University has active programs related to mobile source emissions and other environmental improvement training and research.

Wuhan University of Technology

Wuhan University of Technology or WUT is developing a strong program in environmental and energy research. The university maintains programs addressing stationary and mobile sources.