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  • Institutes
    • Advanced Biological Studies Group New record added 9/11/2021
        • The Advanced Biological Studies Group turns Alan into a perfect inhabitant of the planet Theta. (Episode The Architects of Fear)
    • Akira Advanced Genetics Research Unit
        • Medical organization. Dr. Surmak Ren, former member of the Higa Metar sect of the Bajoran Underground, was a member, noted for his work in viral function studies. (Season 1 episode Babel)
    • The Andre Sandrov Center For Cryogenics
        • 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
        • 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
        • New Age research facility founded by Dr. Mercurio Arboria to explore the boundary between science and spirituality and bring humankind toward a form of enlightenment using benign pharmacology, sensory therapy, and energy sculpting.
    • Arnold Sinclair Institute For Child Development
        • 4400 Heather Tobey's new school. (Season 4 episode Audrey Parker's Come and Gone)
    • Atlanta Plague Center
        • 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.
    • Barbeau Observatory
        • Research facility in the Arctic Circle that is all but abandoned in February 2049, three weeks after a cataclysmic event that wipes out most of the Earth's population with powerful radiation.
    • The Belmont Bevatron
        • 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
        • No description available
    • Biotest
        • Jimbo Scott steals a monkey from Biotest and tried to sell it to pet shop owner Rudy Alvarez of Rudy's Pet Shop in Cedar Creek, California.
    • Borg Artifact Research Institute
        • Romulan organization overseeing the Romulan Reclamation Site, the research facility established inside a derelict Borg cube.
    • The Brandenburg Institute For Evolutionary Genetics
        • Institute that partnered with I.S.A. To create the bio-vault aboard the Elysium.
    • Cabbage Research Centre
        • 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
        • Institute where activists release monkeys infected with the Rage virus.
    • Carl Sagan Institute
        • Scientific institute on the clone world where Quinn's counterpart works in the quantum lab. (Season 4 episode My Brother's Keeper)
    • The Center For Democratic Studies
        • 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
        • Scientific facility destroyed during the Springfield residents' riot against science. (Season 9 episode Lisa the Skeptic)
    • The College Of Emotional Engineering
        • 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
        • In the year 2010, Jason Voorhees is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility.
    • CURI
        • Pierre Ruskin's dream factory in Oakland where private detective Karim Washington goes looking for Michelle. (Season 2 episode Angel of Death)
        • Sisko mentions the Daystrom Institute to Vash, suggesting that they would be interested in learning more about her adventures in the Gamma Quadrant, and encouraging her to return to Earth. (Season 1 episode Q-Less) Famed terraformer Professor Gideon Seyetik asks Sisko to send the obituary he wrote for himself to the Daystrom Institute for publication.
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • "We use nuclear technology to grow fresher tomatoes, bigger carrots and potatoes that play the bagpipes" (Season 2 episode Dukerella)
    • Dyad Institute
        • 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
        • Also known as 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 Farm
        • After a transporter accident, Boimler is sent to the Farm, a facility described as a great medical spa on Endicronimas V that's run by Division 14, which handles unsolvable space illnesses and science mysteries. (Season 1 episode Much Ado About Boimler)
    • The Foreign Language Institute
        • Company that sends Lisa her German verb wheel in the mail. (Season 8 episode The Canine Mutiny)
    • The Freecloud Institute Of Entertainment Robotics
        • Service advertised in Stardust City on Freecloud. (Season 1 episode Stardust City Rag)
    • Grand Telescope Array
        • The moon's largest facility for extra-terrestrial research.
    • The Granular Project
        • Research institute that developed Project Swarm, the program that created ADIs - Autonomous Drone Insects (Season 3 episode Hated in the Nation)
    • The Hanso Foundation
        • The Hanso Foundation pursues social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. The major benefactor of the Dharma Initiative.
    • Institute For The Study Of Emotional Stress
        • 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
        • 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
        • The Institute that had complete control over the network before the war.
    • Institute Of Archeology
        • 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 Shut Your Fat Face
        • When the warden of the Springfield Juvenile Correctional Facility claims that juveniles who know how to fox-trot are 10% less likely to commit a double homicide and someone asks who conducted the study, he responds, "The Institute of Shut Your Fat Face!" (Season 15 The Wandering Juvie)
    • The Institute Of Space Physics
        • Institute brought into to investigate and explain the disappearance and reappearance of the spaceship Taimyr.
    • Institute of Temporal Anomalies
        • Scientists from NASA and the Institute of Temporal Anomalies interview a trio of time travelers. A portal opened while they were watching Showtime, sending two of them into the future to meet the future government called The Council of Humanity and were taken to a place called the Oculus that was a gateway to other solar systems. The third person was sent back to caveman times. (Sketch A Journey Through Time)
    • The Institute
        • 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
        • 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.
    • Jotunheim
        • Amanda Waller sends the Suicide Squad to Jotunheim, a scientific research facility located in the city of Valle del Mar on the small island nation of Corto Maltese off coast of South America, to destroy evidence of the U.S.'s involvement with Project Starfish.
    • Jupiter Research Station
        • Dr. Luis Zimmerman is the Director of Holographic Imaging and Programming on Jupiter Research Station. (Season 5 episode Dr. Bashir, I Presume)
    • Kleinman Institute For the study of Unexplained Phenomena
        • When Pat starts shrinking, the family doctor sends her to this institute. "Science is Truth Found Out".
    • Maximegalon Institute Of Slowly And Painfully Working Out The Surprisingly Obvious
        • 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
        • Installation on the planet Mercury, combination science station and experimental mining facility, also known as Vulcan's Forge.
    • Mind's Eye Structural Analysis
        • Company that buys peoples' dreams (Season 2 episode Dream Thieves)
    • Mississippi Institute Of Technology
        • Where Brenner says he went to college.
    • The Moclan Science Division
        • 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
        • 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
        • From Samuel Norman's bio that Lucy finds online.
    • National Institute of Human Behavior
        • The institute that oversees the reality tv "expirament".
    • National Institute Of Technological Innovations
        • Also known as 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
        • 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
        • In Reno, Nevada. Where superheroes go to compete for the best cities to fight crime.
    • National Testing Center
        • Facility where the Career Aptitude Normalizing Test results are processed. "Controlling your destiny since 1925" (Season 3 episode Separate Vocations)
    • Neolution
        • A progressive scientific organization marked by genetic meddling and physical alterations, among other scientific developments, set on self-directed evolution.
    • Ni'Var Science Institute
        • Following the reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan people, the Vulcan Science Academy is now known as N''Var Science Institute. (Season 3 episode Unification III)
    • NyBy Science Station
        • 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
        • Institute that creates artificial reefs from Season 2 episode 6 Oh Oh Oh... It's Magic.
    • The Paranormal Research Institute
        • Institute searching for verifiable evidence of the existence of ghosts. (2018 episode with host Liev Schreiber)
    • Paulson Foundation
        • Dr. Paulson’s privately endowed suburban research institute. In order to power his P.R.I.D.E. Generator, global economist Dr. Eric Paulson of the Paulson Foundation sends his goons to the Nassau County Science Exposition to steal Technafoil, where they encounter Spider-Man. Dr. Paulson’s goons then transport to the Maritime Museum to steal the gem known as the Windstone, where they encounter Captain Marvel. (Issue #142 Foiled)
    • The Pierre Fargo Center For Cryogenics
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • "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
        • A "humanocentric educlave and research institute", located on a an asteroid, designated to help "baseline humans" deal with the diaspora of the human race into outer space.
    • Scientific Paranormal Research Center
        • Where Dr. Matheson and Dr. Buckley work.
    • The Sloan-Kettering Memorial Institute
        • 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
        • One of the long distance calls that Bart makes while researching which direction toilets drain. (Season 6 episode Bart vs. Australia)
    • Space Center New record added 9/15/2021
        • College professor Harold J. Finley joins the Asteroid Mining Project at the Space Center in Readsville. (Episode The Man with the Power)
    • Springfield Primate Institute
        • Local institute that studies Homer after he is mistaken for Bigfoot. (Season 1 episode The Call of the Simpsons)
    • Stovington Plague Control Center
        • Where Stu Redman is taken prisoner by the US government.
    • Strategic Scientific Reserve
        • Also known as SSR. A top-secret Allied war agency during World War II that was formed to battle the Nazi special weapons division, HYDRA.
    • Summerholt Neurological Institute
        • 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) Email assassin Molly Griggs, also known as Brainwave, spent time at Summerholt. (Season 3 episode Delete) Lex researches Lionel's secret experiments. (Season 3 episode Memoria)
    • The Institute For The Preservation Of MotionPicture Costumes And Wardrobe
        • Where Kramer's friend works, also known as the I.P.M.P.C.W. (according to Kramer). Also known as The Institute (according to Mr. Haarwood. (Season 7 episode The Gum)
    • The Dharma Initiative
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. Song: "DHARMA Initiative", a parody of Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon")
        • Fictional research project from the TV show Lost. There is a Dharma logo in Cloverfield.
    • Thomas Malthus Center For Sexual Ethics and Education
        • A news report mentions the president attending the center's reopening. (Season 1 Luck of the Draw)
    • Trill Science Ministry
        • Science institute on Trill.
        • The station hosts members of the Trill Science Ministry, including Lenara Kahn, the widow of one of Dax's former hosts. (Season 4 episode Rejoined)
        • Professor Khan has come up with a way to seal the wormhole without damaging it or harming the prophets, but it will cut Bajor off from the Celestial Temple and the Prophets. (Season 5 episode In Purgatory's Shadow)
    • Tyuratam Space Center
        • 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
        • 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
        • Vulcan service branch whose members are trained at the Vulcan Learning Center and the Vulcan Science Academy.
    • Vulcan Medical Institute
        • The Federation Medical Council nominates Bashir for this year's Carrington Award, along with Dr. April Ward of the University of Nairobi, Healer Senva of the Vulcan Medical Institute, Dr. Henri Roget of the Central Hospital of Altair IV and Chirurgeon Ghee P'Trell of Andoria. (Season 3 episode Prophet Motive)
    • Vulcan Post Life Archology
        • Will visits professor Dr. Stephen Gilligan at the Vulcan Post Life Archology, an institute in a space station orbiting the star Omicron² Eridani, just inside the oort cloud. (Heaven's River)
    • Weyland Industries Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Receiving Station #6-D
        • Weyland Industries Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Receiving Station #6-D in Silver Leaf, Nebraska receives a data stream from Weyland Corporation Satellite PS12, that detects an unidentified heat signature beneath Bouvetøya near Antarctica.
    • Xavier's Institute Of Gifted Youngsters
        • 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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