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National Academies – National Research Council

Since 1959, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) 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 NASEM review is independent, technically sophisticated, and extensive. Panel members are selected by the NASEM NRC from leaders in industry, academia, non-profit organizations and other federal agencies and government laboratories. The assessments focus on NIST-wide ongoing needs and activities.

The following reports are posted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. These reports are presented in .pdf. To read these files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free.

FY 2023 Assessments

FY 2022 Assessments

FY 2021 Assessments

FY 2020 Assessments

FY 2019 Assessments

FY 2018 Assessments

FY 2017 Assessments

FY 2016 Assessments

FY 2015 Assessments

FY 2014 Assessments

FY 2013 Assessments

FY 2012 Assessments

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 2010 Assessments

FY 2009 Assessments

FY 2008 Assessments

FY 2007 Assessments

Created May 27, 2009, Updated February 5, 2024