IECS is the state research institute – a derived public person under the supervision of the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia. (Since January 6, 2007, in accordance with the changes made in the Latvian Law of Scientific activity)

The activities of IECS are regulated by the Latvian Law of Scientific activity and statute of IECS. The decision-making body of IECS is the Scientific Council. The daily administrative operations of IECS are ensured by a director, elected by the Council.