With 1 January 2016, a new Global Change Research Institute CAS, v.v.i. was founded. The Global Change Research Institute CAS, v.v.i. was established by splitting up of the now defunct Global Change Research Centre CAS, v.v.i. (GCRC) and it is one of the successional institutions of the GCRC. (The second successional organization is the Institute of Microbiology CAS, v.v.i. and it is taking over the activities of the organizational part of the GCRC, i.e. the Institute for Nanobiology and Structural Biology). The person to be entrusted with the management of the newly established Global Change Research Institute CAS v.v.i. is Prof. Ing. RNDr. Michal V. Marek, DrSc., dr.h.c.