The LIR is a non-profit research organization whose legal form is that of a “gGmbH” [”gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung”], a non-profit limited liability company.
The LIR’s scientific program and transfer activities are determined by three areas of research, three research platforms and its program area "resilience and society".
Its partners are the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz (UM), represented by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeiffer and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), represented by the President, Prof. Dr. Georg Krausch.
The supervisory board consists of seven members from federal and state levels and the UM and JGU, as well as two individuals from society and public life.
Chairman: Dr. Frank-Dieter Kuchta (Ministery of science an health (MWG))
Debuty Chairman: Tanja Fröhlich-Israng (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) (BMBF), Referat 614 - Medical Sciences; Medical Technology)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Förstermann (Chief Scientific Officer, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)
Dr. Sabine Helling-Moegen (Administrative Director, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE e.V.), Bonn)
Dr. Jürgen Hippchen (Managing Director, of the Department of Research and Teaching of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)
Valerie Holsboer (Consultant)
Prof. Dr. Müller-Stach (Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)
The scientific advisory board, which consists currently of seven scientists:
Chairman (in advisory capacity in the supervisory board): Prof. Dr. Peter Falkai (Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich)
Prof. Dr. Christian Beckmann (Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen)
Prof. Dr. Katharina Braun (Institut for Biology, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Faculty of Naturesciences)
Prof. Dr. Jan Born (Institut for Medical Psychology and Beahvioural Neurobilogy, University of Tübingen)
Prof. Dr. Christine Heim (Institut for Medical Psychology, Campus Charité Mitte (CCM))
Prof. Dr. Christine Knaevelsrud (Head, Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Free University of Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Pape (President, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)
The institute’s council consists of all work group leaders, as well as a representative from both the scientific and non-scientific staff. It advises and assists the managing directors with regard to the institute’s scientific development.
The administration and the employees council support all employees of the LIR. All of the employees together form the Institute Assembly.