Federal Laboratory Activity Group (FLAG)

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To provide special support to the Institute in its many programs and initiatives, leveraging the talents, abilities, and experience of its federal laboratory members.

Contact Erika Toman for more information about FLAG.

FLAG Online Community

What can you expect to do as part of FLAG?

FLAG Leadership will keep all FLAG members informed of IRI initiatives and projects. FLAG members are encouraged to submit ideas and to assist in advancing such programs. FLAG members will also communicate regularly among FLAG members via email and other Web 2.0 tools. FLAG meets face-to-face twice per year as a regular IRI committee during the Annual Meeting and Member Summit.


Diana Hoyt - Chair  

FLAG Membership Roster (Login required)

Why join FLAG?

The FLAG Leadership shall inform the FLAG members of IRI initiatives and projects, and solicit ideas and develop ways for the members to assist in such programs. This will be accomplished by:
  • Holding regular calls with the IRI President to be kept informed of IRI initiatives and projects and to discuss ways in which the FLAG membership may provide assistance in such programs,
  • Maintaining regular e-mail communication with members,
  • Holding face-to-face meetings, during the Institute‚Äôs semi-annual meetings (spring and fall), and
  • Seeking ways to promote member interest and activity.


All Representatives of IRI Federal Laboratory members will be members of FLAG.


  1. The FLAG shall have a Chairperson and a Vice Chair, each serving for a one year term. The Vice Chair becomes Chairperson the following year.
  2. Staff support will be provided by IRI Headquarters, and a Board Liaison will be appointed by the Board of Directors.