Funding: The programme is funded by 8 agencies.
Primary funding is provided by the US National Scence Foundation (NSF) and Japan's Ministry of Culture, Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); additional funding is provided through the ECORD countributing member via EMA, and associate members, the People's Republic of China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), the Australia-New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC), India's Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Brazil (CAPES).
Management: The programme is managed by IODP Management International Inc. (IODP-MI). Working as a central management organisation with the Science Advisory Structure (SAS), IODP-MI develops and manages the implementation plans for the IODP science programme. SAS comprises 5 standing committees and panels and conducts the IODP scientific plannning such as the scientific evaluation, ranking and scheduling of the drilling proposals submitted to IODP-MI. Since January 2010, the IODP-MI Office is located at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMST), Japan.
6 Program Member Offices (PMO) are responsible for IODP scientific planning and co-ordinate and support scientist participation in IODP. The offices work closely with the IODP Science Advisory Structure (SAS):
3 Implementing Organizations (IOs) undertake science operations of the platforms: