Following the International Conference on Carbon Monoxide Risk Assessment and Risk Management, facilitated by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) in Toronto, in November 2016, participants agreed to create a network to facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing between researchers and other stakeholders.

The Conference highlighted the desire create a framework for action to prevent death and/or injury from the effects of carbon monoxide through collaborative research and to improve scientific understanding and data collation.

As a result, the International Carbon Monoxide Research Network (ICORN) has been established, with secretariat services to be provided by the Public Risk Management (PRISM) Institute of Toronto, Canada.

ICORN works in partnership with the Technical Standards and Safety Association (Canada), Gas Safety Trust (UK), the Center for Disease Control (USA) and Public Health England. To facilitate this, an interim Governance Committee was formed to establish the ICORN governance and mandate.

The Network is Chaired by the UK Peer, Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff.