Being an advisory and opinion-forming body, the Centre’s Council voices its opinions on matters related to the definition of proposed research activities aimed at the implementation of strategic research and development programs, terms of competitions for entities wishing to perform research and other tasks set forth by the respective Act. Its voice is decisive to the designation of expert team members and administration of the Centre’s assets. It also provides advice on annual financial plans, operations plans and Director’s operating statement as long as the aforementioned elements are at the project stage.
 
The Council comprises of representatives of the President of the Republic of Poland and public administration and eminent representatives of scientific, business and financial circles.