Members and responsibilities of the Scientific Advisory Board according to § 12 of the statutes:
The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Trustees on the fulfillment of its duties and responsibilities as recommended by the Senate of the Leibniz Association. In particular, it carries out the following tasks:
a) statement on the long-term research and development plan,
b) statement on the draft program budget,
c) statement on the proposed appointments for the role of Director and in the event of further joint appointments of scientists with a university,
d) implementation of measures of quality assurance on currently running operations (auditing).
Following the proposal by the Director, the Board of Trustees appoints members to the Scientific Advisory Board for a period of 4 years. Reappointment is admissible no more than once. There are at least six and no more than 12 members on the Scientific Advisory Board who are, if possible, experts in the field of empirical educational research (or closely related topics) or data infrastructure. It is desirable that a considerable number of the scientists are employed by institutions outside of Germany. One representative each from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts can participate in meetings in an advisory function.