Statutes and Governance
The Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft is a registered association. Its members are 18 Research Centers, which are legally independent bodies. The activities of the Helmholtz Association are governed by its statutes.
A full-time President heads the Helmholtz Association. The President is responsible for implementing the programme-oriented funding system. The President works with the Helmholtz Centers to develop the association's general strategy and represents the association internally and externally