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|A research institute is an establishment endowed for doing research.|
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A research institute, research institution or research centre is an establishment endowed for doing research, i.e. "the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions" (Oxford dictionary).
Research institutes may specialize in basic research or may be oriented to applied research. The fields comprise natural science research, as well as social sciences, e.g. sociological and historical research.
A research institute is distinct from an amenity=university. While at the latter often research is performed as well, the primary purpose of an university is to educate significant number of students.
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A campus of a research institute can potentially hold significant technical installations besides typical office buildings.
- a Particle Accelerator,
- a Research reactor (e.g., ILL),
- an Observatory,
- instrument halls (e.g., ILL),
- a test drive area for research on autonomous driving,
- Water basins for marine research
- greenhouses and farmland for agricultural research (e.g., Rothampstead).
- animal breeding rooms and facilities (e.g., Jackson Laboratory, but most biomedical research facilities).
- category 1-4 biohazard rooms and suites (e.g., Wuhan Institute of Virology)