ZPID is now financed as one of the Blue List Science Association's institutes, the forerunner of the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft
Gottfriend Wilhelm Leibniz, WGL). ZPID has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1997.
Since January 1, 2013, the ZPID is a legally independent public law institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The institute continues to be
located at the University of Trier, with which it maintains its scientific cooperation. As a Leibniz Institute, it is evaluated every seven years by
the Senate of the Leibniz Association. The executive council of ZPID consists of the Director, the Board of Directors, and the Scientific Advisory
Committee. In 2013, ZPID employs a total of 43 staff members.