The Dodis research centre is an enterprise of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), located in Bern. It operates under the auspices of the Swiss Society for History (SSH) and is supported by the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) as well as the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

The Dodis research centre has strong international ties and is an active member of the International Committee of Editors of Diplomatic Documents (ICEDD), an organisation of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS).