Member countries designate a focal point institution, which together with the representative of COMSTECH form the Steering Committee of the Network with a simple majority decision. All powers rest with the Steering Committee which elects from among its members a President and three Vice-
The Steering Committee elects the President of the Scientific Committee for 4 years. The other members of the Scientific Committee are nominated through consultations with the President, Executive Director and the President of the scientific committee. Other Ad Hoc committees could also be set up by the Steering Committee
The General Assemble is an informal periodic gathering of scientists from INOC member countries and acts as a forum for exchange of information and experiences and strategic planning. It is held every 4 years in parallel with a scientific meeting.