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The Laboratory Assessments Board oversees National Research Council activities involving review and assessment of the technical quality of internal research conducted at laboratories. This includes those laboratories established by federal agencies at national laboratories and at government-owned, contractor-operated facilities, but may include others as well. Assessments are performed by NRC committees appointed under the auspices of the board and established separately for each institution or laboratory.

The LAB performs the following functions, which will help to coordinate and assure the quality of the assessment processes and increase the confidence that the assessments meet the needs of the sponsoring agencies; support the preparation of responsive proposals; interact with sponsor representatives to help formulate project and task descriptions; assist with the recruitment of appropriate panel/committee members and report reviewers; participate in the quality assurance for assessments; and serve as liaison with other National Research Council committees and boards.

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