The General Assembly determines the principles of the work of the DFG. It elects the President, the Executive Committee and the Senate and confirms the appointment of the Secretary General via the Joint Committee. The General Assembly accepts the Executive Board´s annual report and annual account and approves their actions. The annual account is first checked on the basis of an external audit by auditors commissioned by the Executive Board.
The General Assembly takes place once every year. The Executive Committee determines the time and place. The President convenes the General Assembly. A General Assembly is also convened if the Executive Committee, the Joint Committee or one third of the members request this.