Each aspect of the DEO life is managed by ad hoc committees involving the PIs and Directors of Technological Unit, who are designated based on their expertise and are assigned with key responsibilities, under central coordination. The Governance Bodies are represented by the Office of the Chairman, directed by the Chairman and the Executive Director, and the Scientific Council, an independent governance body chaired by a tenured PI. Crucial is the advice of an external Scientific Advisory Board. An Educational Committee oversees PhD and Postdoc training, a lab Management Committee handles common lab spaces and equipments, specific User Groups for Technological Units coordinate each technological unit.