The inquiry is managed by Sense About Science, a UK charity that helps people make sense of evidence in public debate. The inquiry is supported by a grant from the JRSST, a charitable trust endowed by The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited.

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley is leading the inquiry. Sir Stephen is a Privy Counsellor and former Lord Justice of Appeal, and has served as an ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights. He is a Trustee of Sense About Science.