The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) is a foundation under public law of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The complete Articles of Association can be found here.
The organs of the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) are the Foundation Council, the Scientific Advisory Council and the Board of Directors.
The Institute is divided into two scientific departments: "Solar and Stellar Astrophysics" and "Observatory and Instrumentation." A third administrative-technical department combines the cross-sectional groups of administration and technical service. Project groups reporting to the Board of Directors are formed on demand.