The Scientific Research Council at the university is formed from the Dean of the King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research as a chairman, and six faculty members at the university as members. At least three of them must hold the professorship rank and the rest must hold the rank of associate professor; and two external members with knowledge and experience related to scientific research. All members are appointed by the president with the recommendation of the Dean of King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research.
The Scientific Research Council assumes the following tasks and powers:
1-Implementing the university's policy for scientific research by organizing, supporting and encouraging scientific research at the university.
2-Strengthening the relations of researchers at the university with public and private sector institutions.
3- Approving scientific research projects submitted for support, priority is given to joint projects with industrial or production sectors.
4- Discussing the scientific research annual budget and recommending it to the university.
5- Approval of final reports on projects supported by the University.
6-Considering the licensing of the written, verified and translated manuscripts after studying them and recommending their publication support to the president for approval; and recommending incentive schemes for outstanding researchers.
7-Discussing scientific research in the university and seeking new funding sources.