The Board will have a chair and a vice-chair, appointed by Congress. The members will be appointed by the Executive Council.
The Research Board chair, based on recommendations from IOC, ICSU, other relevant international research initiatives, and Scientific Advisory Panel will propose the three chairs of the research programmes (WWRP, GAW and WCRP), who will be appointed by Executive Council. In case of co-sponsored research programmes, the chair shall be selected by mutual agreement between co-sponsoring organizations.
The chair of the Research Board has the responsibility to ensure coordination of the work in the Research Board with the presidents of the TCs and RAs, who similarly shall coordinate their work with the Research Board chair.
The Board shall meet in principle once per year.
The Board may establish time-bound substructures for the discharge of specific tasks during an intersessional period. Such temporary substructures shall be discontinued at the end of every intersessional period.
The Board shall ensure regional and gender balance and inclusiveness in all its structures and work plans.