OICE is governed by its members. Any PI of the University, the University Hospital, the Max Planck Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute can become a member. The members elect a Steering Committee (Kollegiale Leitung). Together with its spokesperson and the Head of OICE, the Steering Committee implements the decisions of the General Assembly, which meets at least once a year. The Head of OICE is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Institute.