Pelagios Commons is governed by the Pelagios Commons Committee (PCC) and the Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB).
The PCC is comprised of the Pelagios Investigative Team and the Coordinators of its Working Groups (WGs) and is concerned with issues of general governance and strategic direction, and forms the principal governing structure for Pelagios. The Working Group coordinators sit on the PCC for the year that they are involved with the management of the Working Group. The PCC meets several times per year to discuss the overall direction of the project.
The SAB consists of a panel of experts with knowledge and experience of sustaining long-term public-facing digital humanities initiatives, and advises on sustainability planning for the project.