Organization Types

Academic

Universities and other institutions that focus on a combination of education and research

Academic  System

University systems and umbrella organizations, such as the University of California System

Corporate

Commercial organizations such as pharmaceutical companies

Funder

Organization administering a special fund

Government

Governmental organizations such as ministries

Group

Associated, strategic group of institutions; replaces concept of aggregations

Health

Primarily hospitals but also other organizations that focus on providing health care services

Lab

Facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement is performed; often identified as lab in organization title

Museum

Facility at which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited

National Academy

National academy or other learned society dedicated to the study of arts & sciences

Observatory

Facility equipped and used for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena

Publisher

Organization whose business is the publishing of books, periodicals, computer software, etc.

Research Council

Typically research funding organizations (may also do research)

Research Institute

Organizations that are primarily focused on research

Sub-organization

Will not be used now; added for future use.

Unspecified

Where the type of institution is unknown or does not fit any other category