Governments that officially collect UAP reports and have scientific investigation bodies:
France: The Group for Study and Information on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (GEIPAN) with the mission to provide scientific data to support the scientific exploitation of UAP observations and promote the advancement of knowledge of phenomena associated with UAPs. GEIPAN’s budgetary resources come from the public service subsidy of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES).
Brazil: The government of Brazil ordered all military and civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers to report any UFO sightings with the National Aerospace Defense Command. The information is stored in the National Archives in Rio de Janeiro and is made available to researchers, including those seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life.
Chile: The Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) was created in 1997 through Exempt Resolution No. 01599. Its creation was necessitated by the numerous cases of sightings of aerial phenomena reported by the crews of commercial, private, sports and institutional aircraft and the general public. On October 18, 2021, by Exempt Resolution No. 04 / 3 / 0113 / 1385 / the name of the office was changed to Section for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (SEFAA) and the General Secretariat Department of the DGAC became dependent on the Communications Department of the DGAC.
United Kingdom: The United Kingdom National Archives, the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, released a wide range of UFO-related information covering the period 2007-2013, including information pertaining to the final two years (2007-2009) of the UK Ministry of Defense's UFO Desk.
Private, non-profit and other research bodies and groups:
UAPx: Founded in 2021 by a team of former military scientists, UPAx is a non-profit scientific research organization whose mission is "Collecting, Analyzing, Studying, and Publishing Actionable Data on the UFO/UAP Phenomena". UPAx provides direct access to the general public of reviewed and analyzed data. UAPx designs, tests, implements, and utilizes specialized equipment to fill the gaps in sensor technology identified by the United States Government, without Governmental involvement.
The Galileo Project- Harvard University: The goal of the Galileo Project is to bring the search for extraterrestrial technological signatures of Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations (ETCs) from accidental or anecdotal observations and legends to the mainstream of transparent, validated and systematic scientific research. This project is complementary to traditional SETI, in that it searches for physical objects, and not electromagnetic signals, associated with extraterrestrial technological equipment.
MUFON (Mutual UFO Network): Founded in 1969 for "The Scientific Study of UFOs for the Benefit of Humanity," MUFON is a US-based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study reported UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind with over 4,000 members worldwide, chapters and representatives in more than 43 countries and in all 50 states. MUFON investigates UFO sightings and collects data published in the MUFON Database for use by researchers worldwide. It promotes research on UFOs to discover the true nature of the phenomenon, with an eye towards scientific breakthroughs, and improving life on our planet. MUFON educates the public on the UFO phenomenon and its potential impact on society.
The SETI Institute: A non-profit research organization, located in Northern California. The Institute is composed of a number of scientific bodies, including the Carl Sagan Center for Research. Its mission is to lead humanity's quest to understand the origins and prevalence of life and intelligence in the universe and share that knowledge with the world.
NASA Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Study Team: On October 21, 2022 NASA announced the members of its independent committee set up to study UAP. The study will focus solely on unclassified data. A full report containing the team’s findings will be released to the public in mid-2023.
The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU): SCU promotes and encourages the rigorous scientific examination of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP), commonly known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). SCU comprises scientists, former military, law enforcement officials, and other professionals, utilizing scientific principles, methodologies, and practices to advance the study of UAP observed and reported around the globe. T