Foundation Departments


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This is a non-official collaborative collection intended as an adjunct to the Russian Branch's Internal Departments page. It's your guide to the many Departments and Divisions referenced on the SCP Wiki.

You may edit this page to include any SCP Foundation Departments or Divisions referenced across the site or in your own works. Due to the fact that there is no canon, multiple unique bureaucratic subdivisions with similar names may be included. Common internal departments — like the O5 Council and Ethics Committee, respectively — are linked to one or more relevant in-universe articles that explain their general purpose or show their work in action.

If you want to add to this, there are, of course, rules for inclusion:

  • Departments must be added in alphabetical order.
  • Departments must be labelled with their most common designation in-universe.
    • Example: "the Department of Abnormalities" is labelled almost exclusively as such, as opposed to "the Abnormalities Department".
  • Added departments must be featured in at least one article.


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Department Title Pages used Function
Department of Abnormalities SCP-3790, SCP-3220, SCP-4099, To Never Again See The Light Of Day, SCP-4220, SCP-4309, SCP-5832 An early department, secretive even to the majority of the Foundation; their purpose is unknown.
Amnestics Department Captain Kirby's Proposal, SCP-4833, Grin and Bear It Manages amnestic administration.
Department of Analytics SCP-2897, SCP-5999, To Be Noir Not To Be, SCP-2747, SCP-3484 Data analysis. Manages the WATCHDOG monitoring network.
Antiquities Department SCP-1445 Studies anomalous related to ancient civilizations.
Archival Department Artchival, SCP-4260, SCP-5000, SCP-2498 Manages the SCiPNET database and the documentation of anomalies.
Artistic Anomalies Department SCP-3688 Studies anomalies related to music, dance, or visual art.
Cognitohazard Department WJS Proposal, SCP-3484, SCP-3966, Pilot Reviews memetic hazards for cognitohazardous effects.
Culinary Department SCP-3689 Manages anomalous food understanding.
Decommissioning Department LTE-8686-Yellow-Kewpie, SCP-4456-D, Mission: Decommission Reviews petitions to intentionally terminate (decommission) an SCP when containment is unsustainable.
Department of Essophysics SCP-4260, Automated Passive Amnestization System Ver. 17.09 A small department numbering only about twenty members. Studies essophysical entities and manifestation events. "Essophysical" denotes physical embodiments of concepts.
Department of Ethnography Genius Loci No description given.
Department of Extradimensional Anomalies SCP-4366, SCP-4606 Researches and specializes in entities that originate from higher echelons of existence as opposed to higher planes of reality.
Department of External Affairs and Intelligence Agency SCP-4056 Studies and contains anomalies related to nation-states.
Department of Extratemporal Studies Automated Passive Amnestization System Ver. 17.09 Studies events from other timelines and dimensions. Known members: Dr. Natalie Reems.
Department of Film and Media SCP-3317 Audio Documentation Studies and contains anomalies related to auditory and visual media.
Department of Internal Affairs Foundation Incident Review 221-B Manages incidents occurring within the Foundation
Department of Kinetography SCP-3688 Studies kinetoglyphs, physical and mental anomalous effects that occur when an entity performs specific motions and gestures.
Medical Department Site-M16 SCiPNET Email: RCT Provides medical support to Foundation operatives.
Metallurgical Department SCP-148 Retrieves and studies the physical and chemical behavior of anomalous metallic substances.
Department of Miscommunications (DoMc) SCP-4098, SCP-4288, SCP-4352, Dr. Michaels, SCP-4467, SCP-4517, SCP-4773-2 Researches and contains anomalies that violate or negate conventional linguistics.
Otherworldly Matters Department SCP+MLP=DNC Studies cross-dimensional travel and affairs.
Department of Parazoology SCP-2584 Studies anomalous animal species.
Solar System Oversight Department DIRECTIVE A-42 No description given.
Department of Occult Containment SCP-4290 Devises containment procedures involving thaumaturgy and/or ritualistic practices.
Department Of Public History SCP-4078 Alters public records of historical events.
Department of Spectral Phenomena RAISA-007710 (RECOVERED DOCUMENT), SCP-4435 Studies apparitions, ghosts, and other spectral anomalies.
Surrealistics Department SCP-4923 Warriors specializing in untruth.
Temporal Anomalies Department SCP-1780, SCP-3780 The Foundation has no record of the existence of a "Temporal Anomalies Department", headed by Dr. Thaddeus Xyank.
Department of Temporal Anomalies (DoTA) SCP-3176, SCP-4856, SCP-4417 Researches, contains, and utilises anomalies that affect or negate standard causality, up to and including time-travel. Headed by Dr. Alice Forth.
Department of Tesseractic Geometry SCP-2634 Focused on determining a method of further interaction with higher-dimensional entities, like SCP-2634 and others of its kind.
Department of Thaumatology SCP-3688 Studies the anomalous science of thaumaturgy; colloquially, magic.
Unreality Department SCP-3302 Researches anomalies which imply that baseline reality is fictional or otherwise un-real.


Division Title Pages used Function
Alchemy Division The Alchemy Department Hub Tasked with containing threats beyond rational science, involving the manipulation of the Aetheric forces which generate reality.
Antimemetics Division Antimemetics Division Hub Researches and contains antimemetic anomalies.
Artificial Intelligence Applications Division (AIAD) AIAD Homescreen Develops, studies, and uses Artificial Intelligence for research and tactical operations.
Avian Division Team Bird Hub Employed and organized solely by SCP-3095-1 instances; fulfills the Foundation's goals from an alternative perspective.
Chemical Research Division SCP-118 Undergoes chemical research for use in containment initiatives.
Extrasolar Activities Division SCP-3417, SCP-3230, Faster-Than-Light Prelude, The First Sailors, Directive A-42, Let the Winds Send You Onwards…, Autonomy, Part IV, Like a Rock Monitors and researches anomalies beyond the solar system.
Information Detraction, Censorship, and Rescission Division (IDCaRD) The Fellowship Monitors and obstructs groups which seek to disseminate information about the anomalous.

Other Administrative Areas

Title Pages used Function
Classification Committee SCP-3812, SCP-4935, SCP-4051, SCP-1900-EX Proposes modifications to object classification.
Containment Committee TwistedGears-Kaktus Proposal, SCP-049, SCP-2464, SCP-3355, SCP-4051, SCP-4444, SCP-4704 Proposes modifications to containment procedures.
Ethics Committee Ethics Committee Orientation An independent board responsible for weighing the moral costs of the Foundation's containment.
Ethics Subcommittee for Humanoid Anomalies Determines ethical containment and procedure relating to humanoid anomalies.
O5 Council/Overwatch Command O5 Command Dossier A group of 13 high-ranking officials with ultimate control over the Foundation.
The Recordkeeping and Information Security Administration (RAISA) SCP-076, SCUTTLE, SCP-4450, URA-9611 Maintains the security and safety of all internal Foundation data.
Site Directors' Executive Committee of the Whole (SDECotW) Kate McTiriss's Proposal A collective of every Site Director, voting on administrative proposals en masse.
Office of Tactical Theology spikebrennan's proposal, SCP-3310 Investigates and studies religious anomalies.


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  • If a department is merely mentioned by name in an article (UNLESS a specific department has LESS THAN FIVE total mentions) it is to be ignored.

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