The institute encourages collaboration among its own researchers as well as collaboration with researchers from other research institutions, both nationally and internationally. This collaboration requires not only discussions leading to formulation of shared research problems and mutual consultation on possible approaches, but also the establishment of standards that will allow data to be shared across laboratories. The establishment of INBIOSIS comes at a point early in the development of the new field of systems biology, which will allow the institute to be part of the development of those standards.
Researchers at INBIOSIS will collaborate extensively with researchers at the Malaysia Genome Institute (GENOMalaysia). MGI is a national organization dedicated to promoting industrial biotechnology through basic research on genomes.
In addition, INBIOSIS has already established collaborative links with Rome-based Bioversity International [formerly International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)] and is actively pursuing closer collaboration with such research organizations and institutions as:
- RIKEN Plant Science Center
- NARA Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
- Saitama University
- National University of Singapore
- National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA
- National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
- The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus- Senftenberg
- Local research institution: MARDI, FELDA, FGV, MGI, Malaysian Cocoa Board,
MPOB, Sime Darby Technology Centre, Boustead Plantations Berhad, Furley Group of Companies,
OrkidLife, Revongen, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd., Jabatan Perikanan Malaysia
- Local universities; UPM, USM, UTM, UM, UMT, UMS, UNISEL