Research Centers are furnaces that specialize in producing Research Points (RP). They have a faster rate of RP production than that of most furnaces. Excluding the Basic Research Center, they all have a minimum threshold of their ore value or the amount of upgrades the ore has. However, they have a very poor processing multiplier compared to other furnaces of their tier, so it isn't advised to use these as means of making more money faster.

Research Center Tier Cash Multiplier RP Incentive Date Added
Basic Common x1 4PP/50ores Release
Proficient Uncommon x1(>$20) 6PP/45ores
Quantum Rare x2(>$300) 8PP/40ores
Complete Super Rare 3x (>$1k) 10PP/36ores 05/28/2017
Fusion Mythic x5 (>21 upgrades) 40PP/100 ores 9/26/2016
Spooky Collectible 3x (>$50k) 10PP/30ores 10/17/2015
Innovator's Quest x2 15RP/100 ores 02/05/2018
Lucky Collectible x7 7RP/30 ores 03/17/2018