The tasks and the functions of the Institute in this within, to the aims of the promotion and protect of national the public health, are the following ones:
- activity of scientific search in the within of the matters previewed from National the Sanitary Plan carries out directly;
- it promotes programs of study and search also in collaboration with the structures of the National Health Service and clinical experimentations and technological developments of vanguard, in collaboration with the Institutes of shelter and cure to scientific character and the companies hospitals worker;
- it stipulates conventions, contracts and agreements of collaboration with agencies, institutes and organisms private, national, foreign or international publics or;
- it participates to plans of national and international study and search.