Governing Board
The Governing Board has the highest rank in the Institute. It is integrated by representatives of various agencies of the federal government, directors of renowned scholar institutions, and prestigious scholars. Its members are:

National Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Conacyt)
Public Education Agency (Secretaría de Educación Pública)
Treasure Agency (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público)
Controller and Administrative Development Agency (Secretaría de Contraloría y Desarrollo Administrativo)
Mexico’s College (El Colegio de México)
Michoacán’s College (El Colegio de Michoacán)
Institute of History Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas de la UNAM
Institute of Social Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM)
Center of Research and College Studies in Social Anthropology (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social)
Two invited researchers designated on their personal merits.
External Assessment Committee

As a Public Research Center, the performance of the Institute is assessed by an External Assessment Committee formed solely by prominent scholars. The opinion of this committee is a key factor in decision making by the Governing Board and the General. Director
Technical Advisory Council

The Technical Advisory Council, integrated by researchers and scholar authorities of the Institute, is a collegiate body responsible of discussing all scholar matters of the institution. It provides advise on the general research program, teaching matters, organization of scholar work and publishing plans. It also discusses the research professor’s plans, work reports, and results, as well as their admission and permanence in the Institute.
Judging Commission

The Judging Commission makes the assessments to assign categories and promotions for research professors according to their academic level, professional performance, membership in the National Researchers System (SNI), scientific productivity, human resources training, and participation in collective projects with external funding. The Commission is integrated by four faculty members: two designated by the General Director and two representatives of research professors.