WRF is a non-profit association regulated by its members. The WRF membership is open to a large array of organisations such as companies, governmental agencies, international organisations, NGOs, scientific and academic institutions, as well as to individuals.
The General Assembly, formed by Associate Partners, is the supreme decision-making body of the WRF and elects the Executive Board. The activities of the WRF are coordinated by the Secretariat, led by the Managing Director. A Scientific Committee supports the Board as an advisory body.