The Institute runs scientific programmes varying in length from 4 weeks to 6 months. At any particular time there
are typically 2 programmes running, each with up to 20 participants working at the Institute. Shorter workshops, conferences and Satellite Meetings are organised as part of the programmes.
Scientific programmes are selected by the Scientific Steering Committee which issues a periodic Call for Proposals. Proposals are usually agreed 2-3 years in advance of the start of the programme.