The decision means that the SRC is placed under the Board of Science. This placement is justified by the fact that the leading researchers at the SRC have a background in Systems Ecology, and that there is a clear natural science dominance among the SRC’s researchers. To emphasise the Centre’s interdisciplinary character, a preparatory body composed of members with expertise in “sustainability science” will be established. The researchers will come from the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences.