Institute for Regulatory Science
The Institute for Regulatory Science (RSI) was established in 1985 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization ( www.nars.org). It was formed in response to the need of the scientific community to ensure that the societal decisions are based on the best available scientific (BAS) information. RSI conducts studies; assesses the scientific validity of regulatory actions; evaluates the results of studies performed by others through the independent peer review process; interacts with learned organizations; conducts training courses; and provides services to all segments of society including governments at the Federal, State, and local levels. RSI covers physical, chemical, biological, and health sciences; and engineering.