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National Research Council Laboratory Assessment

Since 1959, the National Research Council (NRC) has assessed the technical merit, relevance, and quality of NIST's (previously NBS's) laboratory programs in the context of NIST's mission. The NRC review is independent, technically sophisticated, and extensive.

From FY 2007- FY 2011, the NRC conducted an assessment process where half of the NIST Laboratories were reviewed each year to promote the technical exchange between NIST scientists and the NRC expert review panels. Panel members are selected by the NRC from leaders in industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and other federal agencies and government laboratories. In FY 2012, the NRC assessments were restructured to focus on NIST-wide ongoing needs and activities.

For FY 2013 and beyond, the NRC will return to conducting technical assessments of selected NIST laboratories for their scientific impact, beginning with the NIST Center for Neutron Research.

FY 2013 Assessments

The following FY 2013 NRC Assessment Report is posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. This report is presented in .pdf. To read this file, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

FY 2012 Assessments

The following FY 2012 NRC Assessment Report is posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. This report is presented in .pdf. To read this file, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

The NRC also convened a Panel of Experts to prepare a study of best practices in the assessment of R&D organizations, in order to provide NIST information on peer review and performance evaluation systems. This report is available from the National Academies Press.

FY 2011 Assessments

FY 2011 NRC Assessment Reports of NIST Laboratories (Posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.) Reports on this page are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

FY 2010 Assessments

FY 2010 NRC Assessment Reports of NIST Laboratories (Posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.) Reports on this page are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

 
FY 2009 Assessments

FY 2009 NRC Assessment Reports of NIST Laboratories (Posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.) Reports on this page are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.


FY 2008 Assessments

FY 2008 NRC Assessment Reports of NIST Laboratories (Posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.) Reports on this page are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

 

FY 2007 Assessments

FY 2007 NRC Assessment Reports of NIST Laboratories (Posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.) Reports on this page are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.