"The IRTF is managed by the IRTF Chair in consultation with the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG).
The IRSG membership includes the IRTF Chair, the chairs of the various
Research Group and possibly other individuals ("members at large") from
the research community.
The IRTF Chair is appointed by the Internet
Architecture Board (IAB), the Research Group chairs are appointed as
part of the formation of Research Groups and the IRSG members at large
are chosen by the IRTF Chair in consultation with the rest of the IRSG
and on approval of the IAB. In addition to managing the Research Groups,
the IRSG may from time to time hold topical workshops focusing on
research areas of importance to the evolution of the Internet, or more
general workshops to, for example, discuss research priorities from an
Internet perspective. The IRTF Research Groups guidelines and procedures
are described more fully in RFC 2014 (BCP 8)." (Zitat von den
Seiten der IRTF).