The functions of the institute shall be:

  • to advise the Minister on any matter pertaining to the scientific aspects of the performance of athletes;
  • to formulate,recommend and review scientific methods and measures that enhance the performance of athletes;
  • to collaborate with any Government entity, public or private higher educational institution, sports body or any organization in programmes to identify potential athletes to achieve excellence in sports;
  • to provide scientific, advisory, consultancy and related services in sports science and sports medicine;
  • to establish and maintain liaison and cooperation with any person, body or organization involved in the development of sports science and sports medicine, within and outside Malaysia;
  • to provide and conduct the necessary medical examination and treatment of sportspersons;
  • to be the information, resource and reference centre for sports science and sports medicine;
  • to gather,manage and disseminate information and maintain records of all relevant matters relating to the scientific aspects of the performance of athletes;
  • to carry out and coordinate research, development and innovation activities in the field of sports science, sports medicine and other related fields as it deems necessary; and
  • to do such other things as it deems fit to enable it to perform its functions effectively or which are incidental to the performance of its functions.