At the operational level, the WWU IT and the IT support units (IVVs) ensure the functioning of the systems and services. The IVVs are located at the decentralised level and thus closest to the end users. The IT providers work closely together and coordinate measures of overarching importance in the decision-making bodies of the IVV Leaders' Circle, the IT Commission and the IT Steering Committee. The stakeholders of Münster University are also represented in these committees so that the user proximity of all measures is ensured.
The Rectorate decides on IT measures of particular importance. It can also award contracts directly to the providers. The Rectorate and the other decision-making bodies appoint representatives (CIO, CISO, DPO), who advise them and check the implementation of the decided measures as well as compliance with legal requirements by the providers. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) connects the providers and the decision-making bodies. The IT Security Management Team, which acts as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Münster University, performs inspection functions in the area of IT security. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) works closely with the IT security team to ensure that data protection is maintained at Münster University.