ODISSEI is led by two independent bodies: a Supervisory Board and a Management Board.

The Supervisory Board is the highest body and consists of seven delegates from member organisations of ODISSEI.

The Management Board, led by Pearl Dykstra, professor of Empirical Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, is appointed by the Supervisory Board.

ODISSEI consists of 41 member organisations that contribute to the development of a sustainable research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. Moreover, a number of surveys and panels currently participate in ODISSEI.

The daily running of ODISSEI is coordinated by the Coordination Team.