Stanford Research Institute : Founded as the Stanford Research Institute in 1946 by corporate sponsors connected with Stanford University in California, SRI International, as it is now known, is a large, private research institution that works on various projects on a contract basis. (Ever since 1977, when its name changed, it has been separate from Stanford University.) Today, most of its studies are unrelated to the paranormal; however, its most famous research projects were related to remote viewing, the psychic ability to view places and objects from great distances away. These projects took place from the early 1970s until 1995 in cooperation with the U.S. government, which wanted to find a way to use remote viewing for espionage purposes. SRI International maintains an Internet site about its current work at www.sri.com.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning