Institutional Review Board

NIST Protection for Human Subjects in Research

The NIST Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established by the Director of NIST to review the ethical acceptability of all research conducted by NIST where human subjects are used or involved. The IRB is concerned with the protection of human subjects participating in such research. All research must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the research.



Created August 17, 2009, Updated August 25, 2016


  • For Additional information, please contact:
    Jeanice Brown Thomas, Acting NIST IRB Chair, (301) 975-3120
    Janet W. Brumby, NIST IRB Secretary, (301) 975-3189
    Linda Beth Schilling, NIST Senior Coordinator & Policy Advisor, Human and Animal Subjects Research, (301) 975-2887
    Office of the Chief Counsel for NIST, (301) 975-2803

    Institutional Review Board
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    100 Bureau Drive - Stop 1701
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1710
    Phone: 301-975-3190
    Fax: 301-975-5301