One of ICoRSA's missions is to investigate and incorporate the different Research Staff Associations and Diaspora Research Associations around the globe; and to act as ambassadors to countries where such associations do not exist yet.
The plan will be to divide the globe into sectors and concentrate on each part separately.

A successful pilot of this project began in South Africa, where, after a visit from ICoRSA, the South African Research Staff Association (SARSA) was created (see accomplishments).

ICoRSA is currently focusing its efforts on South America, starting with Brazil. This project, coordinated with WAYS and UNESCO, is closely related to another ICoRSA project "Capacity Building".