ICUDDR members have an opportunity to engage in the discussion and process of creating and implementing addiction studies programs. Members can access profiles of other university programs in addiction studies, and share information regarding course sequences, academic standards and requirements, and credentialing systems and international certificates for substance use professionals. ICUDDR promotes and supports research and scientific activities among its members. As a global initiative, members of the Consortium are part of an international body which collaborates and maintains connections relationships with other international organizations supporting the expansion of science-based education, research, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.  These including the WHO, NIDA, UNODC, EMCDDA, ISAJE, ISSUP, SPR, EUSPR and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of  International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).