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Organization Type Vocabulary

A vocabulary for describing types of Organizations. In ODM2, People may or may not be affiliated with an Organization. People can also be affiliated with more than one Organization.

Term Name Definition
analyticalLaboratory Analytical laboratory A laboratory within which ex situ analysis of of environmental samples is performed.
association Association A group of persons associated for a common purpose.
center Center A place where some function or activity occurs.
college College An institution of higher education.
company Company An business entity that provides services.
consortium Consortium An association of individuals or organizations for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
department Department A subdivision or unit within a university, institution, or agency.
division Division A section of a large company, agency, or organization.
faithBasedOrganization Faith-based organization An organization whose values are based on faith and/or beliefs, which has a mission based on social values of the particular faith, and which most often draws its activists (leaders, staff, volunteers) from a particular faith group.
foundation Foundation An institution or organization supported by a donation or legacy appropriation.
fundingOrganization Funding organization An organization that funds research or creative works.
governmentAgency Government agency A department or other administrative unit of a government.
institute Institute An organization founded to promote a cause.
laboratory Laboratory A room, building, or institution equipped for scientific research, experimentation, or analysis.
library Library An institution that holds books and or other forms of stored information for use by the public or other experts.
manufacturer Manufacturer A person or company that makes a product.
museum Museum A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural, or artistic value.
natureCenter Nature center An organization that promotes outdoor exploration, provides nature education, and or fosters appreciation and stewardship of the natural world.
nonProfitOrganization Non-profit organization An organization dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization that uses its surplus of revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization's shareholders, leaders, or members. Non-profits are tax exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization. They can operate in religious, scientific, research, or educational settings.
park Park An organization that operates federal, state, county, or municipal parks.
program Program A set of structured activities.
publisher Publisher An organization that publishes data.
researchAgency Research agency A department or other administrative unit of a government with the express purpose of conducting research.
researchInstitute Research institute An organization founded to conduct research.
researchOrganization Research organization A group of cooperating researchers.
schoolPrimary School primary An educational institution providing primary education.
schoolSecondary School secondary An educational institution providing secondary education.
studentOrganization Student organization A group of students who associate for a particular purpose.
university University An institution of higher education.
unknown Unknown The organization type is unknown.
vendor Vendor A person or company that sells a product.
youthGroup Youth group A group of young people that meet and participate in a variety of activities.