IBRIC was founded by the late Dr. Calvin W. Taylor and Dr. Robert L. Ellison in 1965. They began IBRIC to conduct research and evaluation for education, government, and industry.

Through the years, this broad mandate has led IBRIC in a rich variety of directions. IBRIC has extensive experience with program evaluation, measurement of organizational climate, survey research, test development, personnel selection and evaluation, and construction of custom measurement systems for a variety of purposes.