- Universities Research Association
The Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) is a consortium of leading research oriented universities primarily in the
United States, with members also in Canada, Japan, and Italy.
History and Purpose
The URA was founded in 1965 under the directive of the U. S. Presidential Advisory Committee and the National Academy of Sciences. Its charter is to manage and operate research facilities in the national interest. [ [http://www.ura-hq.org/about/index.html Universities Research Association, Inc ] ]
The URA is the primary contractor for
Fermilab, participates in the Pierre Auger Observatoryproject, and other projects. It's primary funding source is the United States Department of Energy.
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