The institute has two external and several internal committees. The specific responsibilities of each committee are defined in the institute's articles of association (available only in German).
The governing board is responsible for the overall technical supervision of the institute. It has 11 members and makes decisions on high priority aspects.
The scientific advisory board advises the other committees of the institute on all aspects of importance for the scientific work of the institute. It is responsible in particular for the ongoing evaluation of the institute's R&D activities; and can engage external experts for this purpose.
The scientific advisory board has nine members comprising eminent scientists from a range of institutions.