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  • Institutes
    • The Andre Sandrov Center For Cryogenics
      • Eureka 2006 TV Series
        • When Fargo's grandfather is revived from a cryogenic pod, it is revealed that the famous Eureka scientist Andre Sandrov took credit for Pierre Fargo's work, and the center that was named after him is renamed after Pierre Fargo. (Season 2 episode Family Reunion)
    • Androids-R-Us
      • Sledge Hammer! 1986 TV Series
        • Lab where Sledge Hammer and Doreau go looking for information about androids, and meet Dr. Arthur Deco (Don't call him Art) - played by Richard Moll (Season 2 episode Hammeroid)
    • Arboria Institute
      • Beyond The Black Rainbow 2010 Film
        • A New Age research facility dedicated to finding a reconciliation between science and spirituality, allowing humans to move into a new age of perpetual happiness.
    • Arnold Sinclair Institute For Child Development
      • The 4400 2004 TV Series
        • 4400 Heather Tobey's new school. (Season 4 episode Audrey Parker's Come and Gone)
    • Atlanta Plague Center
      • The Stand 1978 Literature
        • Somebody had slipped. Either that, or the disease that Charles D. Campion had brought to Arnette was a lot more communicable than anyone had guessed. Either way, the integrity of the Atlanta Plague Center had been breached, and Stu thought that everyone who had been there was now getting a chance to do a little firsthand research on the virus they called A-Prime or the superflu.
    • The Belmont Bevatron
      • Eye In The Sky 1957 Literature
        • While on a visit to the Belmont Bevatron, eight people become stuck in a series of subtly and not-so-subtly unreal worlds.
    • Berkeley Nuclear Biotechnology Institute
    • Borg Artifact Research Institute
      • Star Trek: Picard 2019 TV Series
        • Romulan organization overseeing the Romulan Reclamation Site, the research facility established inside a derelict Borg cube.
    • The Brandenburg Institute For Evolutionary Genetics
      • Pandorum 2009 Film
        • Institute that partnered with I.S.A. To create the bio-vault aboard the Elysium.
    • Cabbage Research Centre
      • Discworld Series 1983 Literature
        • Located on the fringes of Big Cabbage, dedicated to the scientific study and promulgation of knowledge of all sorts of brassica.
    • Cambridge Primate Research Centre
    • The Center For Democratic Studies
      • Apocalypse Now 1979 Film
        • Willard skims through a document near end of the film that was "Commissioned by The Center For Democratic Studies, Santa Barbara, California".
    • Christian Science Reading Room
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Scientific facility destroyed during the Springfield residents' riot against science. (Season 9 episode Lisa the Skeptic)
    • The College Of Emotional Engineering
      • Brave New World 1931 Literature
        • The various Bureaux of Propaganda and the College of Emotional Engineering were housed in a single sixty-story building in Fleet Street.
    • Crystal Lake Research Facility
      • Jason X 2001 Film
        • In the year 2010, Jason Voorhees is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility.
    • CURI
      • The OA 2016 TV Series
        • Pierre Ruskin's dream factory in Oakland where private detective Karim Washington goes looking for Michelle. (Season 2 episode Angel of Death)
      • Star Trek: Picard 2019 TV Series
        • Picard travels to the Daystrom Institute in Okinawa, where he discovers that the synthetic being known as Dahj may be Data's daughter through an experimental procedure known as fractal neuronic cloning – meaning she is an android with an organic body but a positronic brain. (Season 1 episode Remembrance)
    • Delos Research Group
      • Westworld 2015 TV Series
        • Division of The Delos Corporation, the name on top of Delos' baseline interview form. (Season 2 episode The Riddle of the Sphinx)
    • The Dharma Initiative
      • Lost 2004 TV Series
        • Fictional research project with the objective of altering any of the six factors of the Valenzetti Equation, an equation which "predicts the exact number of years and months until humanity extinguishes itself," to allow humans to exist for longer by changing their doomsday. DHARMA = Department of Heuristics and Research on Material Applications
    • Divinity And Water Polo
      • Mostly Harmless 1992 Literature
        • Religious institute. When the Infinite Improbability Drive arrived and whole planets started turning unexpectedly into banana fruitcake, the great history faculty of the University of MaxiMegalon finally gave up, closed itself down and surrendered its buildings to the rapidly growing joint faculty of Divinity and Water Polo, which had been after them for years.
    • Duke Phillips Agricultural Institute
      • The Critic 1994 Animated Series
        • "We use nuclear technology to grow fresher tomatoes, bigger carrots and potatoes that play the bagpipes" (Season 2 episode Dukerella)
    • Dyad Institute
      • Orphan Black 2013 TV Series
        • Institution devoted to research for the advancement of biotechnology and is promoting Neolution, a scientific organization pushing the scientific limits of human evolution.
    • Epsilon Science Station
      • The Orville 2017 TV Series
        • a.k.a. The Scientists' Playground. Captain Mercer's first mission on the Orville is delivering supplies to the science station on Epsilon 2 (Season 1 episode Old Wounds)
    • The Foreign Language Institute
    • The Freecloud Institute Of Entertainment Robotics
    • The Granular Project
      • Black Mirror 2011 TV Series
        • Research institute that developed Project Swarm, the program that created ADIs - Autonomous Drone Insects (Season 3 episode Hated in the Nation)
    • The Hanso Foundation
      • Lost 2004 TV Series
        • The Hanso Foundation pursues social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. The major benefactor of the Dharma Initiative.
    • The Institute For The Preservation Of MotionPicture Costumes And Wardrobe
      • Seinfeld 1989 TV Series
        • Where Kramer's friend works. a.k.a. the I.P.M.P.C.W. (according to Kramer). a.k.a. The Institute (according to Mr. Haarwood. (Season 7 episode The Gum)
    • Institute For The Study Of Emotional Stress
      • The Far Side 1980 Comic Strips
        • In this Far Side cartoon, there's a tall building (the top three floors are showing) with a sign that reads, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF EMOTIONAL STRESS, and a professor is shown having just been thrown backwards out of a window on the top floor.
    • The Institute For Trans Dimensional Studies
      • Watchmen 2019 TV Series
        • Institute owned by Veidt Enterprises experimenting with teleportation windows, opening portals to other dimensions, when the giant alien squid appeared. (Season 1 episode Little Fear of Lightning)
    • The Institute of Applied Cybernetics
    • Institute Of Archeology
      • The City And The City 2018 TV Series
        • Ul Qoman institute where the murdered American girl Mahalia Geary applied, successfully, to become a PhD student, and was attached to the Bol'Yean dig.
    • The Institute Of Space Physics
    • The Institute
      • The Institute 2019 Literature
        • Mysterious organization that studies children with telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Iris nicknames it "Mrs. Sigby's Home for Wayward Psychic Children".
    • Iscandar Seldon Institute Of Psychohistory
      • Free Enterprise 1999 Film
        • Mentioned in the end credits... SPECIAL THANKS: Queen Starsha of Iscandar Seldon Institute of Psychohistory Xavier's Institute of Gifted Youngsters Karova Milk Bar, Yonada (the store, not the asteroid) WWII Hero Pug Henry
    • Kleinman Institute For the study of Unexplained Phenomena
    • Maximegalon Institute Of Slowly And Painfully Working Out The Surprisingly Obvious
      • Mostly Harmless 1992 Literature
        • The site of the famous Herring Sandwich experiments, where a robot was tricked into an infinite loop whereby it attempted eternally to eat a herring sandwich by picking it up, dropping it, picking it up again, et cetera.
    • Mercury North Polar Station
    • Mind's Eye Structural Analysis
    • Mississippi Institute Of Technology
    • The Moclan Science Division
      • The Orville 2017 TV Series
        • The Union receives a special request from the Moclan Science Division to pick up an engineer and transport him to a research vessel in the Nekkar System. (Season 2 episode Sanctuary)
    • National Beer Institute
      • Cheers 1982 TV Series
        • Fake research institute from a joke Cliff makes to Norm when Norm arrives with a letter - "What is that? A research grant from the National Beer Institute?" (Season 5 episode 6 Tan n' Wash)
    • National Institute Of Analytics
      • Lucy 2014 Film
        • From Samuel Norman's bio that Lucy finds online.
    • National Institute of Human Behavior
    • National Institute Of Technological Innovations
      • Sledge Hammer! 1986 TV Series
        • a.k.a. NIFTI. Organization that Doreau mentions, looking for a connection between the android thief known as The Hood and the scientific community (Season 2 episode Hammeroid)
    • National Psychotherapy Institute
      • Frasier 1993 TV Series
        • Fake organization that the guys from the new morning show Carlos and the Chicken say they're calling from when they prank call Frasier (Season 7 episode Radio Wars)
    • The National Super Institute
    • National Testing Center
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Facility where the Career Aptitude Normalizing Test results are processed. "Controlling your destiny since 1925" (Season 3 episode Separate Vocations)
    • Neolution
      • Orphan Black 2013 TV Series
        • A progressive scientific organization marked by genetic meddling and physical alterations, among other scientific developments, set on self-directed evolution.
    • NyBy Science Station
      • The Twilight Zone 2019 TV Series
        • Setting for the episode, location of the Ice Shelf Depletion Investigation and Antarctic New Species Project. (Season 2 episode 8)
    • The Papen County Marine Institute
    • The Paranormal Research Institute
    • The Pierre Fargo Center For Cryogenics
      • Eureka 2006 TV Series
        • When Fargo's grandfather is revived from a cryogenic pod, it is revealed that the famous Eureka scientist Andre Sandrov took credit for Pierre Fargo's work, and the center that was named after him is renamed after Pierre Fargo. (Season 2 episode Family Reunion)
    • The Poison Institute
      • The Status Civilization 1960 Literature
        • He turned down a side street, walked by several restaurants, and came to a large building called the poison institute (Easy Terms. Up to 3 Years to Pay. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back). Next door to it was the assassin's guild, Local 452.
    • The Reagangrad Clinic
      • Max Headroom 1987 TV Series
        • Research establishment that donated research on dream state maladies. Specialist trauma research has discovered evidence of neuroses, deep psychological damage as a result of night terrors. (Season 2 episode Dream Thieves)
    • The Rhine Foundation
      • Stranger In A Strange Land 1961 Literature
        • "Cavendish had received his training in total recall from the great Dr. Samuel Renshaw himself and his professional hypnotic instruction had been undergone as a fellow of the Rhine Foundation."
    • Saraswati
    • Scientific Paranormal Research Center
    • The Sloan-Kettering Memorial Institute
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • During The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular Fox network special, Troy McClure reads a letter from Dr. Linus Irving of The Sloan-Kettering Memorial Institute asking how Matt Groening manages to write and draw an entire Simpsons episode every week. (Season 7 episode The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!)
    • South Pole Research Station
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • One of the long distance calls that Bart makes while researching which direction toilets drain. (Season 6 episode Bart vs. Australia)
    • Springfield Primate Institute
    • Stovington Plague Control Center
    • Summerholt Neurological Institute
      • Smallville 2001 TV Series
        • Research facility in Metropolis that specializes in what Chloe calls "super-esoteric brain research”, where Clark's friend Ryan is being held captive. (Season 2 episode Ryan)
    • The Dharma Initiative
      • ThinkGeek  1999 Advertising
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. ThinkGeek added a Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock to its product catalog, as an April Fools' Day joke.
      • Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007 Video Games
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. In Uriah's lab, there is an inaccessible room containing a computer terminal with the numbers shown on the screen and a Dharma-style octagon with a pine tree symbol for the White Forest base on the wall.
      • The Fringemunks 2008 Music
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. Song: "DHARMA Initiative", a parody of Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon")
      • Cloverfield 2008 Film
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. There is a Dharma logo in Cloverfield.
    • Tyuratam Space Center
      • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 1982 Comic Books
        • Russian space center where scientists came up with Operation Drop Forge, the Russian plan to divert the orbit of large asteroids and aiming them like guided missiles at military targets. (Issue #146 Immovable Objects)
    • United Americas Accelerator Threshold
      • Alien 1979 Film
        • Parker serves as Assistant Engineer at United Americas Accelerator Threshold, Neptune, from January 7, 2114 to April 29, 2115. (Nostromo Crew Profile for J.T. Parker, The Alien Legacy DVD)
    • Vulcan Expeditionary Group
    • Xavier's Institute Of Gifted Youngsters
      • Free Enterprise 1999 Film
        • Reference to The X-Men. Mentioned in the end credits... SPECIAL THANKS: Queen Starsha of Iscandar Seldon Institute of Psychohistory Xavier's Institute of Gifted Youngsters Karova Milk Bar, Yonada (the store, not the asteroid) WWII Hero Pug Henry


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