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== Catastrophic and existential risks ==
 
== Catastrophic and existential risks ==
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[http://www.existential-risk.org/concept.html ''Why work on this problem?'']
 
=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
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=== Biosecurity ===
 
=== Biosecurity ===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/biosecurity/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as the CDC, NIH)
 
* The Center for Health Security (CHS) [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-health-security-biosecurity-global-health-security-and-global-catastrophic about] [https://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobsearch.cfm?searchCriteria=Center+for+Health+Security vacancies]
 
* The Center for Health Security (CHS) [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-health-security-biosecurity-global-health-security-and-global-catastrophic about] [https://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobsearch.cfm?searchCriteria=Center+for+Health+Security vacancies]
 
* Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/blue-ribbon-study-panel-biodefense-grant about]  
 
* Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/blue-ribbon-study-panel-biodefense-grant about]  
 
* iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/igem-synthetic-biology-safety-and-security about]
 
* iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/igem-synthetic-biology-safety-and-security about]
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See also this list from the [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports/biosecurity#Who_is_already_working_on_it Open Philanthropy Project].
  
 
=== Nuclear security===
 
=== Nuclear security===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/nuclear-security/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as The Department of Defense,
 
* Nuclear Threat Initiative [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Threat_Initiative about] [http://www.nti.org/about/employment/ vacancies]
 
* Nuclear Threat Initiative [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Threat_Initiative about] [http://www.nti.org/about/employment/ vacancies]
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* Ploughshares Fund [http://www.ploughshares.org/ about] [http://www.ploughshares.org/about-us/jobs vacancies]
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* Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Endowment_for_International_Peace about] [http://carnegieendowment.org/about/employment vacancies]
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See also this list from the [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports/nuclear-weapons-policy#Who_else_is_working_on_this Open Philanthropy Project].
  
  
 
=== Risks from artificial intelligence ===
 
=== Risks from artificial intelligence ===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/artificial-intelligence-risk/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
  
 
'''See a list of [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15evxDZN_HRdzjMTEk5C7y5JmleZh0t8Ov1kECUHbtns/edit#gid=0 all organisations and individual researchers] who have received grants to work on the topic as of 2016.''' The largest are:
 
'''See a list of [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15evxDZN_HRdzjMTEk5C7y5JmleZh0t8Ov1kECUHbtns/edit#gid=0 all organisations and individual researchers] who have received grants to work on the topic as of 2016.''' The largest are:
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* Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_the_Study_of_Existential_Risk about] [http://cser.org/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_the_Study_of_Existential_Risk about] [http://cser.org/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Life Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Life_Institute about] [http://futureoflife.org/job-postings/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Life Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Life_Institute about] [http://futureoflife.org/job-postings/ vacancies]
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== Promoting effective altruism ==
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* Centre for Effective Altruism [https://centreforeffectivealtruism.org about] [https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/careers/ vacancies]
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* Open Philanthropy Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_Project about] [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved/jobs vacancies]
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* GiveWell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell about] [http://www.givewell.org/about/jobs vacancies]
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* Charity Entrepreneurship [http://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/ about]
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* Effective Altruism Foundation [https://ea-foundation.org/ about] [https://ea-foundation.org/open-positions/ vacancies]
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* Founders Pledge [https://founderspledge.com/ about]
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* Students for High Impact Charity [http://www.shicschools.org/ about]
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== Global priorities research ==
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/global-priorities-research/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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We know of only a small number of groups doing research that tries to compare global problems at the highest level (e.g. climate change vs global health):
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* Open Philanthropy Project
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* Centre for Effective Altruism (our parent organisation)
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* Future of Humanity Institute
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* Copenhagen Consensus Center
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A wider range of groups run trials or collect and compile data in specific policy areas. We don’t regard this as equally neglected, but it is a very complementary form of research:
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* Washington State Institute for Public Policy
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* The Pew-Macarthur Results First Initiative
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* The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
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* What Works Network
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* Campbell Collaboration
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* Behavioural Insights Team
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* Poverty Action Lab
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* Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
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* Foundational Research Institute
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* Future of Life Institute
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* Many other social scientists or medical researchers who run trials on ways of improving wellbeing.
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== Public policy ==
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* US Government Accountability Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Accountability_Office about] [http://gao.gov/careers/index.html vacancies]
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* Campbell Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Collaboration about]
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* RAND Corporation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND_Corporation about] [https://www.rand.org/jobs.html vacancies]
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* White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team [https://sbst.gov/work/ vacancies]
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* Laura and John Arnold Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_and_John_Arnold_Foundation about] [http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/careers/ vacancies]
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* Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy [http://coalition4evidence.org/ about]
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* 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/ about] [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/engage/jobs-3ie/ vacancies]
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* UK Behavioural Insights Team [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioural_Insights_Team about] [http://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk/jobs/ vacancies]
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* Cochrane Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochrane_(organisation) about] [http://www.cochrane.org/news/jobs vacancies]
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* Institute for Fiscal Studies [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Fiscal_Studies about] [https://www.ifs.org.uk/jobs vacancies]
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* Institute for Public Policy Research [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Public_Policy_Research about] [http://www.ippr.org/about/vacancies vacancies]
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* Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship [http://www.lse.ac.uk/MarshallInstitute/home.aspx about]
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* US Congressional Budget Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Budget_Office about] [https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers vacancies]
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* There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
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* There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit.  e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE
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* Global Innovation Fund [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/about-us about] [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/jobs vacancies]
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* Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centers_for_Disease_Control_and_Prevention about] [https://jobs.cdc.gov/ vacancies]
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* ECDC
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* Public Health Agency of Canada
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* National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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== Development and global health ==
 
== Development and global health ==
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/health-in-poor-countries/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
  
 
* Interamerican Development Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Development_Bank about] [http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/careers-at-the-idb,1165.html vacancies]
 
* Interamerican Development Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Development_Bank about] [http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/careers-at-the-idb,1165.html vacancies]
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== Public policy ==
 
 
* US Government Accountability Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Accountability_Office about] [http://gao.gov/careers/index.html vacancies]
 
* Campbell Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Collaboration about]
 
* RAND Corporation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND_Corporation about] [https://www.rand.org/jobs.html vacancies]
 
* White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team [https://sbst.gov/work/ vacancies]
 
* Laura and John Arnold Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_and_John_Arnold_Foundation about] [http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/careers/ vacancies]
 
* Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy [http://coalition4evidence.org/ about]
 
* 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/ about] [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/engage/jobs-3ie/ vacancies]
 
* UK Behavioural Insights Team [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioural_Insights_Team about] [http://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk/jobs/ vacancies]
 
* Cochrane Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochrane_(organisation) about] [http://www.cochrane.org/news/jobs vacancies]
 
* Institute for Fiscal Studies [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Fiscal_Studies about] [https://www.ifs.org.uk/jobs vacancies]
 
* Institute for Public Policy Research [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Public_Policy_Research about] [http://www.ippr.org/about/vacancies vacancies]
 
* Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship [http://www.lse.ac.uk/MarshallInstitute/home.aspx about]
 
* US Congressional Budget Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Budget_Office about] [https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers vacancies]
 
* There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
 
* There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit.  e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE
 
* Global Innovation Fund [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/about-us about] [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/jobs vacancies]
 
* Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centers_for_Disease_Control_and_Prevention about] [https://jobs.cdc.gov/ vacancies]
 
* ECDC
 
* Public Health Agency of Canada
 
* National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
 
 
 
 
== Effective altruism ==
 
 
* Centre for Effective Altruism [https://centreforeffectivealtruism.org about] [https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/careers/ vacancies]
 
* Open Philanthropy Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_Project about] [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved/jobs vacancies]
 
* GiveWell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell about] [http://www.givewell.org/about/jobs vacancies]
 
* Charity Entrepreneurship [http://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/ about]
 
* Effective Altruism Foundation [https://ea-foundation.org/ about] [https://ea-foundation.org/open-positions/ vacancies]
 
* Founders Pledge
 
  
 
== Animal welfare and factory farming ==
 
== Animal welfare and factory farming ==
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/factory-farming/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
  
 
* Animal Charity Evaluators [https://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/ about] [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/about/meet-our-team/join-our-team/ vacancies]
 
* Animal Charity Evaluators [https://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/ about] [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/about/meet-our-team/join-our-team/ vacancies]
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* Faunalytics
 
* Faunalytics
  
== Development of meat substitutes ==
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=== Development of meat substitutes ===
  
 
* Impossible Foods
 
* Impossible Foods

Revision as of 18:05, 18 March 2017

This is a list of organisations that we might recommend people apply to (though we haven't looked into most of them in detail ourselves). We don't necessarily endorse the organisations' work - one way to improve the world is go to an organisation with problems and improve it. As this is still a draft, an organisation not being on this list doesn't indicate we dislike it as we may have simply missed it.

They all work on problems we regard as highly pressing.

General sources

Catastrophic and existential risks

Why work on this problem?

General

Biosecurity

Why work on this problem?

  • Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as the CDC, NIH)
  • The Center for Health Security (CHS) about vacancies
  • Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense about
  • iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security about See also this list from the Open Philanthropy Project.

Nuclear security

Why work on this problem?

Risks from artificial intelligence

Why work on this problem?

See a list of all organisations and individual researchers who have received grants to work on the topic as of 2016. The largest are:

Promoting effective altruism

Global priorities research

Why work on this problem?

We know of only a small number of groups doing research that tries to compare global problems at the highest level (e.g. climate change vs global health):

  • Open Philanthropy Project
  • Centre for Effective Altruism (our parent organisation)
  • Future of Humanity Institute
  • Copenhagen Consensus Center

A wider range of groups run trials or collect and compile data in specific policy areas. We don’t regard this as equally neglected, but it is a very complementary form of research:

  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy
  • The Pew-Macarthur Results First Initiative
  • The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
  • What Works Network
  • Campbell Collaboration
  • Behavioural Insights Team
  • Poverty Action Lab
  • Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
  • Foundational Research Institute
  • Future of Life Institute
  • Many other social scientists or medical researchers who run trials on ways of improving wellbeing.

Public policy

  • US Government Accountability Office about vacancies
  • Campbell Collaboration about
  • RAND Corporation about vacancies
  • White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team vacancies
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation about vacancies
  • Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy about
  • 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation about vacancies
  • UK Behavioural Insights Team about vacancies
  • Cochrane Collaboration about vacancies
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies about vacancies
  • Institute for Public Policy Research about vacancies
  • Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship about
  • US Congressional Budget Office about vacancies
  • There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
  • There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit. e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE
  • Global Innovation Fund about vacancies
  • Centres for Disease Control and Prevention about vacancies
  • ECDC
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Development and global health

Why work on this problem?

Animal welfare and factory farming

Why work on this problem?

Development of meat substitutes

  • Impossible Foods
  • Beyond Meat
  • New Harvest
  • Good Food Institute
  • New Incentives
  • Hampton Creek
  • Perfect Day Foods
  • Clara Foods

Suggestions yet to be confirmed and incorporated