The general meeting is the supreme body of the association. The board of directors represents the association and is responsible for the long-term research planning. Currently, the association has twelve voting members and two non-voting members. The Free State of Saxony is a member of the association as a legal entity.
Board of Trustees
The board of trustees oversees all major scientific, economic and organizational issues of the association and is responsible, among other things, for approving research plans and program budgets. The board of trustees includes representatives of the funding bodies, a representative of the general assembly, and an expert elected by the general assembly.
Scientific Advisory Board
The scientific advisory board advises the board of trustees and the board on all scientific, scientific-technical, structural and organizational issues of importance and evaluates structural changes.