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Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium FAQs

​​​Participation in the consortium is open to all interested organizations that can contribute their expertise, products, data, and/or models to the activities of the Consortium. 

Selected participants will be required to enter into a Consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST (view evaluation copy). At NIST’s discretion, entities which are not permitted to enter into CRADAs pursuant to law may be allowed to participate in the Consortium pursuant to a separate non-CRADA agreement.  

Interested parties who have submitted a letter of interest are still eligible for membership, and will be notified by NIST when they have been selected or declined. NIST is not presently open to new letters of interest; NIST will widely announce reopening on the Consortium website

NIST will use its general AI email list to distribute information about specific opportunities to engage. Sign up for AI email alerts

Letters of Interest submitted after the deadline may not be considered. NIST will announce new opportunities to join the Consortium on its website and via its general AI email list. Sign up for Alerts

The Consortium’s collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address all the necessary components and capabilities.

NIST received over 600 letters of interest to participate in this Consortium from November 2, 2024, to January 15, 2024. 

The work of the consortium will be open and transparent and provide a hub for interested parties to work together in building and maturing a measurement science for trustworthy and responsible AI. Details of the Intellectual Property provisions are available in the Consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) (view evaluation copy).

The Consortium’s work will enable the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy AI systems through the operationalization of the  AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) and will address the challenges identified under the AI RMF roadmap and the October 30, 2023 Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Created October 31, 2023, Updated February 8, 2024