The principal funder of CEDA is the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Within the NERC organisational structure CEDA is part of NERC's National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). It provides the data archive functions for the atmosphierc and earth observation communities as part of a family of NERC data centres.
The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis is run by the Science and Technology Research Council (STFC) and is a division of the RAL Space department. All the staff are directly employed by STFC.