The Scientific Council is an advisory body to the center that provides opinions and recommendations about all the scientific research aspects in the institution.
The scientific council decides on scientific research issues specified in the private basic law of the public institution with a scientific and technological nature.
In addition to the Director of the institution and the directors of the research units, The Scientific Council of the center consists of twelve (12) to eighteen (18) members who are chosen as follows.
Of the permanent researchers at the institution are elected by their counterparts according to the following distribution:
- Directors of research and masters of research by the majority
- Charged of Research and research associates
Of scientific researchers from outside the institution who are at least master of research or have an equivalent rank, they are initially chosen from among researchers working for research bodies that fields of specialization are related to the activities of the institution.
Among the national working scientists no-resident in Algeria.
In the case that the conditions specified in the above rank are not fulfilled, the researchers of the lower rank shall occupy the positions directly according to the same proportions.
The Scientific Council is chaired by a permanent researcher, who is elected by the members of the Scientific Council from among the permanent higher-ranking elected researchers.
The nominal list of members of the Scientific Council is determined by a decision of the legal authority every four (4) years.