Gondwanan Scientific Research Institute

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Gondwanan Scientific Research Institute
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AbbreviationGSRI
Formation30 June, 2022
TypeCOG Agency
Legal statusInternational Organization
PurposeScientific research
HeadquartersGreater Aslough, Aivintis
Region
Gondwana
Administrator
Piran Enker
Parent organization
Council of Gondwana

The GSRI is an organ of the Council of Gondwana, founded in 2022 for the purposes of conducting research and advising COG on scientific policy. It is administered by the Administrator of the GSRI, and its headquarters is located in Greater Aslough, Aivintis, along with COG headquarters.

Member Nations

Any country that is a COG member state may join the GSRI. The member states of the GSRI are listed below:

Function

The GSRI has a number of functions:

  • Conduct research in a variety of scientific fields
  • Advise the COG on scientific policy
  • Encourage scientific research and literacy
  • Regulate and promote international scientific cooperation

Organization

The Administrator is the chief officer of the GSRI. They help formulate and administer policies and oversee day to day running of the GSRI. The Administrator is voted on by the GSRI council, and any nation can propose one person to be the administrator. The current Administrator of the GSRI is Piran Enker, from Auravas.

The main decision making body is the GSRI Council, made up of one representative of each member nation in the GSRI. The Council also has the power to impeach the Administrator if a supermajority of the council votes to do so. The Administrator, while not having a vote, coordinates meetings in the Council.

The organization would be separated into departments, where scientific research is carried out. Each head of department is appointed by the administrator.

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Botany and agricultural sciences
  • Microbiology and epidemiology
  • Computer Science & robotics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Genetics
  • Archeology
  • Urth Sciences

Partnerships/relations

The GSRI has partnered with a variety of organizations from its member states. The GSRI has formal relations with the following organizations:

  • The University of Uravin, Uravin, Auravas
  • Honor City University of Science Research and Inovation, Honor City, United Malordia

Finances

Each nation contributes money to the GSRI fund. The Administrator and a team of senior officers from each department draft a budget which is proposed to and voted on by the GSRI council.

Projects

Vaccine Research

The Vaccine Research program is administered by the Department of Microbiology and Epidemiology, and is focused on developing vaccines for diseases, improving current vaccines, and increasing access to vaccines. A few projects the program is working on are developing vaccines for tropical diseases and creating a more universal Influenza vaccine.

Genetic Research in Agriculture

The Genetic Research in Agriculture is a cross-department initiative administered by the Department of Botany and Agricultural Studies and the Department of Genetics. The program is focused on using genetic modification to make plants more resilient, have more edible matter, and more, so that higher agricultural output can be obtained.

Space Agency

Main Article: Gondwanan Space Agency

Nuclear Energy

The Nuclear Energy program is administered by the Department of Physics. While it covers most general nuclear studies, one of its main missions is development of a self-sustaining fusion reactor for cleaner energy. The Gondwanan Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactor is one of the main goals of the program, and is expected to be ready for testing by 2025.

Renewable energy

The Renewable Energy program is administered by the Department of Earth Sciences, and is focused on improving and developing new renewable energy sources, partially due to the climate crisis.

Stem Cell Research

The Stem Cell Research program is administered by the Department of Genetics and is focused on studying stem cells and their uses, for example, to help treat degenerative diseases.