Council is composed of all member states of the Laboratory. Each member state is represented by up to two delegates, who may be accompanied by advisers. Council ensures that the financial requirements of the agreement establishing EMBL and of the agreements with host member states are complied with.
The Finance Committee assists the Council in the financial management and control of EMBL.
Council establishes a Scientific Advisory Committee that gives advice to Council, in particular with regard to proposals from the Director General on the realisation of the programme of the Laboratory. The Scientific Advisory Committee is composed of distinguished scientists appointed in their own right, not as representatives of member states.
The Deputy Director General assists the Director General in relation to engagement with EMBL Member States and external representation.
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for providing administrative services to all members of personnel of the organisation at all six EMBL sites.
The Director of EMBL Heidelberg (Scientific Activities) provides oversight and coordination of scientific activities on the Heidelberg site, working closely with the Heads of Unit as well as the Director of Core Facilities and Scientific Services.
The Director International Relations assists and advises the Director General in all matters linked to international relations and is responsible for shaping and implementing the external relations strategy for the organisation.
The Director General is supported by the Directorate, comprising the Leadership team, Directors, Associate Directors of EMBL-EBI and heads of research, service and functional units.