History

DEC 1975

Established as KSRI
Korea Standards Research Institute

MAY 1979

Began calibration services

OCT 1991

Renamed as KRISS
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science

FEB 1999

Officially designated by law as the NMI of Korea
Framework Act on National Standards

OCT 2004

Affiliated with Korea Research Council of Public Science and Technology

MAR 2008

Affiliated with Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology Under the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

APR 2014

Under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

JUL 2017

Affiliated with Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology Under the Ministry of Science and ICT

Legal Grounds

The state shall establish a national standards system. - The Korean Constitution - Article 127

KRISS shall act as the National Metrology Institute of Korea. - The Framework Act on National Standards - Article 13