Federal Labs & Research Centers
Ranked by number of employees.
Rank
Lab/Research Center
Number of employees
About
Phone/Fax
Email
Website
Person in charge
Title
Year founded
1
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
2,200
Centers for science and technology support the research and development efforts of the U.S. Department of Energy.
303-275-3000/N/A
service.center@nrel.gov
www.nrel.gov
Martin Keller
director
1977
2
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
1,1871
Research and development related to atmospheric sciences, provides advanced research facilities for the science community, technology transfer.
303-497-1000/303-497-1172
webmaster@ucar.edu
www.ucar.edu
Antonio Busalacchi
president
1960
3
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
1,1871
Scientific research laboratory. Mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems.
303-497-1000/303-497-8610
webmaster@ucar.edu
ncar.ucar.edu
Everette Joseph
director
1960
4
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
867
Research, services and technology development related to oceans, atmosphere and geophysical environments.
303-497-6000/303-497-6951
N/A
www.boulder.noaa.gov
Timothy Gallaudet
acting administrator
1954
5
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3337
8672
Formed to pursue a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Earth system. This system comprises many physical, chemical and biological processes.
303-497-6000/N/A
N/A
N/A
Robert Webb
director
N/A
6
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3337
750
A non-regulatory federal agency that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security.
303-497-5507/N/A
inquiries@nist.gov
www.nist.gov
Walter Copan
director
1901
7
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
1234 Innovation Drive
Boulder, CO 80303-7814
325
Planetary, atmospheric and space sciences research; engineering division designs and builds space flight hardware; mission operations division operates spacecrafts.
303-492-6412/303-492-6444
info@lasp.colorado.edu
lasp.colorado.edu
Daniel Baker
director
1948
8
CU Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
CU Campus Box 440
Boulder, CO 80309-0440
303
Basic research and development in five areas: atomic molecular experimental physics, atomic and molecular theory, precision and gravitational measurement and astrophysics.
303-492-7789/303-492-5235
N/A
jila.colorado.edu
Tom Perkins; Julia Bachinski
chair; administrative officer
1962
9
National Ecological Observatory Network Inc. (NEON)
1685 38th St., Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
200
Enable understanding and forecasting of the impacts of climate change, land use and invasive species on continental-scale ecology by providing infrastructure and consistent methodologies.
720-746-4844/720-746-4870
N/A
www.neoninc.org
2007
10
USDA Agricultural Systems Research Unit (ASRU)
2150 Centre Ave., Building D, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80526
169
ASRU exists to provide leadership in systems research for developing sustainable and adaptive integrated agricultural systems.
970-492-7300 /970-492-7310
N/A
www.ars.usda.gov
Laurence Chandler
area director
1985