Established in June 1995, the USJ Council of Scientific Research consists of the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, the Vice-Rector of Administration, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, the University Secretary-General, the coordinators of scientific research committees of each campus, and the delegates appointed by the Council in their respective Institutes. It is chaired by the Rector, and it meets at least twice a year. It decides upon the priority of proposed research projects and votes on the allocated budget. The Council meets in the presence of the five representatives of the Rectorate and the scientific committee coordinators in order to make the final decisions regarding project acceptance.