Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Research Focus Areas

The Forensic Science Research Program accelerates the development of science-based measurement methods, standards, tools, and assessments to underpin reliable, accurate, interoperable, and validated forensic analysis.

Our objectives are to strengthen the quality and practice of forensic science by conducting impactful research and development; producing reference materials, data, and tools; creating guidelines and manuals; supporting method testing, evaluation, and validation; and fostering partnerships with forensic stakeholders.  

Picture of a gloved hand preparing samples for analysis


Forensic Science Research Program Manager

Created July 18, 2016, Updated February 1, 2024