The Iris Device Qualification Test (IDQT)
The Iris Device Qualification Test (IDQT) program is established to quantitatively test the peak imaging capability of iris cameras built to support iris recognition applications. The IDQT defines optical imaging criteria and test methods around artificial iris test targets. The homepage is here: The Iris Device Qualification Test (IDQT)
IREX Iris Exchange
The Iris Exchange (IREX) was initiated at NIST in support of an expanded marketplace of iris-based applications based on standardized interoperable iris imagery. The work was initially conducted to support of the ISO/IEC 19794-6 standard and ISO/IEC 29794-6 standards (LINK2) and has subsequently been extended to assist implementers in large scale adoption of iris recognition. IREX currently consists of seven parts documented here http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/irex.cfm
Video-based Automatic System for Iris Recognition (VASIR) is a NIST implemented iris recognition algorithm designed to work on both conventional iris images and iris images collected at a distance.
Iris Challenge Evaluation
The Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE) project was conducted and managed by Dr. P. Jonathon Phillips at NIST. It was conducted simultaneously with the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2006 and results are reported in a combined, multi-biometric report.
MBE has three tracks: Portal, Video, and Still Face.
The primary goal of the Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC) is to investigate, test and improve performance of face and iris recognition technology on both still and video imagery through a series of challenge problems and evaluation. The participation period has now ended, however, MBGC data is still available to researchers.