The Management Board is responsible for the day-to-day Institute’s management. In addition, the Institute’s General Director is also a full member of the Management Committee of the Federal Public Planning Service Belgian Science Policy.
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is a Belgian Federal State institution. It is part of the Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (PPS Science Policy), a section of the Prime Minister's Offices.
It is involved in important scientific research activities and carries out public service missions. It is open to everyone through the Museum of Natural Sciences.