The CBA was founded in 1988 and was until the end of 2010 an independent entity within the Faculty of Science and Technology (TN-Faculty) at UU and within the Faculty of Forest Sciences (S-Faculty) at SLU, respectively. The economy was managed as one unit within UU while each one of us was employed at one of the two universities. CBA was managed by a board and a director, the latter having the executive power. After an administrative review of all centers at UU in 2005 there were some minor changes proposed for the CBA constitution. This new constitution was never formally adopted and there was a delay in appointing a new board when the mandate for the previous board ended in the end of 2006. In the meantime the management of CBA rested solely with the director Ewert Bengtsson. Ingela Nyström took over the role as Deputy Director from Olle Eriksson during 2010. As advisors to the director, we had an informal management group consisting of the academic personnel with permanent positions plus our administrator.
In early 2010, we finally got a new board with representatives from both universities. Just in time for its first meeting in May 2010 we also got the news that CBA was to be reorganized completely. During the rest of the year there were many discussions about the new organization in board meetings and other fora. The board proposed that there should be more thorough evaluations of organizational options and that decisions should wait until after the scientific evaluations that are to take place in the spring of 2011. The final decision by the faculty boards was, however, a new organization from the start of 2011. So from January 1, 2011, the UU part of CBA is a division within the Dept. of Information Technology. The formal status of the SLU part has not yet been decided. So the constitution is currently somewhat unclear. But all involved parties have stated that the intention is that CBA in effect should continue as a joint entity but with a more complex administrative structure.
At present the board members are: