The Council of Entomology Department Administrators (CEDA) was established to promote the science of entomology in the United States and Canada. Membership in CEDA is automatic for all academic entomology administrators.
The administrators and entomology national program leaders within the various units of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) along with the Executive Director of the Entomological Society of America are ex officio members of CEDA.
CEDA members meet once a year during the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. In addition, CEDA members whose institutions are constituents of regional associations of experiment stations meet annually in regional settings. Such meetings allow the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and to promote the science of entomology.
CEDA is a member of Co-FARM, an organization whose role is to promote agricultural research mission. CEDA developed a one-page response to the call from CSREES for priorities. Also, CEDA has developed white papers on initiatives in insect science.