The Board of Directors represents the highest authority of the network and decides on the network structuring activities — the joint programme of activities, the allocating of funds and the financial accounting, any changes in the membership and appointments of new working groups. This board will meet at least twice a year. The Board of Directors consists of all directors of the partner institutes (or their mandated representatives), each having one vote in decision-making.

The Executive Board supervises and advises the work of the coordinator and the Network Office and prepares meetings and decisions of the Board of Directors. The members of the Executive Board are nominated by the Board of Directors. It will meet regularly by telephone or video conferences (holding eight to ten meetings annually).