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NIST Forensic Science Research

NIST has conducted and supported forensic science research for many decades. In fact, the FBI consulted with NIST (then the National Bureau of Standards) experts when it established its laboratory in 1932.

Use the Research navigation box on the left side of this page to explore our research topic areas. The links below will help you find which which page covers these topics.

 technician collecting biological material from pipe bomb
Credit: Pennsylvania State University