The Administration is responsible for the administrative support of all parts of EMBL and for undertaking and delivering long-term strategic administrative planning.

As part of his duties, the Administrative Director is responsible for maintaining close working relationships with national and local authorities in the host countries of the EMBL sites as well as with the EMBL Council, and in particular the Finance Committee, which decide the Laboratory’s general policies, budgets, and terms and conditions of service. He is supported in this by the Heads of Human Resources, Finance, Purchase, Facility Management, Legal Services, Health and Safety, the Library and general support services. The Administrative Director’s team includes a Senior Project Officer, Records and Information Specialist and Personal Data Protection Project Officer.