CIERA’s twelve member institutions delegate professor-researchers to sit on the Steering Committee, which discusses and steers CIERA’s actions and acts as a selection committee for most of its programmes.
The General Assembly is CIERA’s main decision-making body. Its brings together representatives of the twelve member institutions of the public interest grouping (GIP). A government representative tasked with the GIP’s economic and financial supervision, a representative of the DAAD and a representative of the French Ministry for Education, Higher Education and Research also attend the General Assembly.
The Scientific Board assesses and advises on CIERA’s activities. Its members are not from the institutions which constitute the GIP.