The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy is a global organisation which aims to encourage the development of technical knowledge and practical applications of this spectroscopic technique, the widespread dissemination of such knowledge and applications throughout the world and the generation and promulgation of appropriate educational tools.

The Council seeks to achieve these goals through its sponsorship of the biennial International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy and its associated publications (Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy and NIR News). This website is a new, evolving tool to augment the Council’s efforts to provide information and educational material.