Social Research is a joint stock company. The department is organized into six research departments. Each subject department is headed by a department manager who is responsible for research, finances and personnel within the department. The entire business is managed by the CEO. The department's management team consists of the CEO and department heads. The department has a joint administration that provides staff and support services for the company's operations and development.
Decisions in NTNU Social Research are made by the company's board in accordance with Norwegian law, the company's articles of association and other governing documents. The company's owner exercises it's influence through the general meeting in accordance with Provisions of the Norwegian Companies Act. The general meeting is the company's supreme body and deals with the matters set out in the Companies Act and the company's articles of association. The general meeting elects the board and chairman of the board. The board is the company's highest executive body, and can only be overruled by the owners at general meetings. NTNU is the owner of NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, and is consequently the company's general meeting.
The following people make up the board of the company:
Former CEO of the Research Council of Norway
Carl Jakob Midttun
County director, Trøndelag county municipality
Head of research policy, SINTEF
Department Director, Norwegian Geological Survey