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Face Technology Evaluations - FRTE/FATE


To bring clarity to our testing scope and goals, what was formerly known as FRVT has been rebranded and split into FRTE (Face Recognition Technology Evaluation) and FATE (Face Analysis Technology Evaluation).  Tracks that involve the processing and analysis of images will run under the FATE activity, and tracks that pertain to identity verification will run under FRTE.  All existing participation and submission procedures remain unchanged.

FRVT rebranded to FRTE and FATE

Face Recognition Technology Evaluation (FRTE)

Face Analysis Technology Evaluation (FATE)


Ongoing responses to a number of questions regarding the our evaluations are addressed in our FAQs document.

Number and Schedule of Submissions: FRTE/FATE is an ongoing activity and runs continuously.  For the FRTE 1:1, 1:N, and FATE MORPH, Quality, AEV tracks, participants may send one submission as often as every four calendar months from the last submission for evaluation.  NIST reserves the right to amend submission volume and frequency limits at any time.

Contact Information

Inquiries and comments may be submitted to frvt [at] (frvt[at]nist[dot]gov).



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Created December 14, 2016, Updated June 11, 2024