Q-quatics was created to support the assembly and dissemination of key data on living aquatic resources for the development of research tools in collaboration with national and international partners. As such, Q-quatics works closely with the global biodiversity information systems FishBase, SeaLifeBase, and the Catalogue of Life and the global aquatic biogeography initiative AquaMaps.
Q-quatics also supports the cutting-edge databases and research developed by the Sea Around Us, which provides policy options for marine fisheries resources, their sustainable use and possible responses to climate change. As such, it partners with the Sea Around Us in identifying projects that would help initiate or maintain research on global fisheries and biodiversity conservation.
Q-quatics develops and maintains mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with academic, conservation and biodiversity research organizations.
Q-quatics operates under the scientific guidance of the FishBase Consortium and is subject to Philippine national laws. Although its primary mission is not as a grant-making institution, Q-quatics can receive and disburse funds for the exclusive use of its affiliated projects, for which it allows indirect costs or overheads (institutional overheads) to a maximum of 10% of direct costs.