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The highest decision taking body in CLARIN ERIC is the General Assembly, consisting of representatives from the ministries of the member countries. It is assisted by an international  Scientific Advisory Board. The day-to-day management is in the hands of the Board of Directors, which is supported by the CLARIN Office, based at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. CLARIN’s infrastructure operations are run and financed by the member countries. Each member country is committed to setting up and funding a national CLARIN consortium,which may consist of various types of centres. (See the list of the National Consortia). The National Coordinators' Forum, consisting of the heads of the national consortia, and the Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres, consisting of the heads of the main centres, are the CLARIN ERIC bodies through which the cross-centre and the cross-country integration and interoperability of the components of the infrastructure is ensured. Various committees and working groups, as well as regular workshops and conferences bring together experts from the CLARIN community to discuss and solve problems of common interest.

The Statutes of CLARIN ERIC describe the governance in full detail.

This organigram may help to clarify the relations between the different bodies that play a role in CLARIN (ERIC).