As a government funded facility, IEDA serves the public, in particular the US Academic Sector. IEDA’s community-based advisory structure helps to ensure that community and technical needs, interests, and priorities are adequately registered and that the most effective architecture, interfaces, procedures, community outreach, and training are designed and implemented.

IEDA’s Science Community Committee (SSC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provide critical guidance for the planning, prioritization, and implementation of IEDA’s services, policies, community involvement, and partnerships.