The CI&DEI has a Directorate, which is composed by the Scientific Coordinator, member of the Main Management Institution (POLITÉCNICO DE VISEU), by the researchers responsible for each one of the other Management Institutions (POLITÉCNICO DA GUARDA e POLITÉCNICO DE LEIRIA), who are the mediators to the management bodies of the Higher Education institutions they represent and who replace the Coordinator in her absences, as well as by an Executive Secretary.
The Directorate shall provide support to all investigators of the Center whenever requested.
O Coordenador Científico é responsável pela coordenação das atividades, pela gestão dos assuntos correntes e pela representação externa da unidade.
Preside a todas as reuniões da Unidade, nomeadamente às reuniões do Conselho Científico e da Comissão Externa de Acompanhamento.
The Researchers Responsible for each of the Management Institutions interact directly with the Scientific Coordinator in order to coordinate the scientific activity in line with established lines of research, define the Center's strategies and options, as well as the modalities and criteria for the use and distribution of support and verification of the fulfilment of the plan of activities and budget.
The Scientific Council comprises all the integrated members of the Center and is chaired by the Scientific Coordinator, being ruled by Regulation of its own. It shall meet ordinarily twice a year and, by decision of the Scientific Coordinator, or by proposal of 1/3 of the members of the Council, whenever any matter requires that an extraordinary meeting be held.
The Directorate, at the request of the Scientific Council, of any member or group of members, or according to its own decision may, at any time and according to certain strategic objectives, resort to the creation of structures of scientific work or interinstitutional organization characterized by their non-repetitive nature and by their organic flexibility.
The meetings of the Scientific Council are scheduled to be rotated among the three main Polytechnic Institutes that constitute this Center (POLITÉCNICO DE VISEU, POLITÉCNICO DE LEIRIA, POLITÉCNICO DA GUARDA) in order to bring its members closer to the activities of the Center, thus creating a strong feeling of belonging, essential to success. (POLITÉCNICO DE VISEU, POLITÉCNICO DE LEIRIA, POLITÉCNICO DA GUARDA) de forma a aproximar os seus membros em torno das atividades do Centro, criando assim uma forte ligação de pertença ao mesmo, essencial para o sucesso.