As a supervisory body the Board of Trustees advises and supervises the President. All affairs and arrangements of fundamental significance that exceed the ordinary course of business require the prior consent of the Board of Trustees.
Members of the association include universities and professional associations of the social sciences.
The Scientific Advisory Board monitors and gives advice on the association’s long-term development.
The General Meeting of members establishes a User Advisory Board.
GESIS is bound to the Rules of Good Scientific Practice.
Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob is GESIS' ombudsperson for good scientific practice and chairperson of the ethics committee.