The Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (S.T.A.R.) Laboratories is a scientific research organization that spans the globe.
Founded by scientist Garrison Slate, who used his scientific intellect to create a nationwide chain of research laboratories devoted to the study of sciences unconnected to the government or any business interests.
Slate assembled a celebrated team of scientists and researchers who were feeling under-appreciated or under-funded at other companies. In time, S.T.A.R. Labs opened up a dozen facilities stretching from one coast to the other. To fund their work, the team licensed out their inventions to countries around the world and Slate was eventually able to expand the corporation on an international scale, with S.T.A.R. Labs currently maintaining facilities in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as continuing to run the many already established branches within the United States. S.T.A.R. Labs' central branch is located in Metropolis.
- Deep within S.T.A.R. Labs, Brainiac seeks to control experimental devices that will allow him to harness the power source behind the Lantern Corps' rings. This attack throws the Lantern Corps into chaos, and players must join a fragile truce between the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps to bring the powerful devices back under S.T.A.R. Labs control.
- As a supporting Faction member, Heroes can gain trust with S.T.A.R. Labs through completing certain missions or collecting Bounties and gain access to rare and powerful items and equipment from S.T.A.R. Labs Vendors.
- Heroes can obtain the S.T.A.R. Labs Logo as an Emblem if they have full Trusted renown with the faction.
- S.T.A.R. Labs first appeared in Superman vol. 1 #246 (December 1971)
- Lex Luthor has attempted to buy out S.T.A.R. Labs on at least one occasion but failed.
- The technology used to maintain Cyborg's mechanical parts comes from S.T.A.R. Labs.