Members The FIR organization is made up of a network of people from various places. In order to ensure good international cooperation the members are supported by a team within the vicinities of the FIR. The Executive Board is the senior body within the FIR-HSG and makes all essential decisions for the research center. The Directorate is responsible for the current affairs. Further, the Executive Manager takes care of the day-to-day operations. The FIR organization is supported by its Research Assistants. Moreover, the Research Center cultivates very close ties to its Research Fellows and former employees.