Detailed regulations, for instance concerning internal bodies or research units, can be found in the by-laws of the OeAW.
The statute and by-laws are determined by the General Assembly of OeAW members. The statute is further verified by the Federal President.
The current statutes and by-laws of the OeAW came into effect in 2016. The new regulations concerning the organisational structure and procedures of the Academy have created a basis for more streamlined structures and greater flexibility and transparency in its institutional activities.