Thanks, but that didn’t answer my question.
I did all that, and both facilities I visited passed all of those filters.
The player stations HAVE the BPO research facilities. I was able to install the job, see the time and cost estimates, but it wouldn’t let me start it, and hovering over one of the icons (sorry, not in game right now, don’t remember any more clearly) said that process wasn’t available. So, that’s my question, does it just mean it’s only available to corp members, because the basic functionality IS available.
Or, could it be that the station is out of fuel? If so, then my question is, how do I use the search tool to see which ones are out of fuel?
When I played several years ago, I remember going through one patch where I had the same job halted three times in a row, in three separate stations, because they ran out of fuel. Certainly makes the BPO research process not very much fun. The alternative (using NPC stations) at that time was a non-starter, because they were always queued up such that any job I wanted to run wouldn’t even start for several weeks (they were THAT far backed up!). Maybe that’s changed, and I should look into that again.