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. 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 can submit a letter of interest by reviewing the instructions found under the “How to Get Involved” section of the Institute website.
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, but no earlier than December 2, 2023.
NIST will accept letters of interest to participate in this Consortium on an ongoing basis. NIST will announce the completion of the selection of participants and inform the public that it is no longer accepting letters of interest for this project at the Institute website.
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.
The Institute’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.