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OSAC Application Form

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Thank you for your interest in the OSAC!

Please complete and submit the application form below to be eligible and considered for future OSAC membership and affiliate positions and as a Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) member. Applications will be used by the OSAC Program Office, Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB), Scientific Area Committees (SACs), Subcommittees, Task Groups, and Interdisciplinary Committees to make future selections. Applications will be kept on file for three years and the application pool will be purged on a rolling basis each year on October 1.

Membership Application

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Current Employer Category
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Current Job Category
Provide the percentage of each selected [ex.: 70% researcher + 30% educator].
Summary of Expertise
Enter a brief summary of your background, expertise, work/research, and years of experience.
CV/Resume must be submitted for your application to be considered.
Please name the file with your Last Name_First Name.
Area(s) of Expertise
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What level of the OSAC interests you as a volunteer?
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Have you had any previous experience drafting voluntary consensus standards?
Have you had any previous experience implementing voluntary consensus standards?
I have read the OSAC Code of Responsibility document, and if selected, understand and will adhere to the commitments required of me.

Privacy Act Statement


The collection of this information is authorized under the NIST Organic Act, Title 15 U.S.C. § 272 (b)(10) and (b)(11) and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. § 3501 et seq.


Information is collected for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

Routine Uses

NIST will use this information to conduct necessary government business and streamline correspondence with members of the OSAC.  Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 522a) to be shared among NIST staff for work-related purposes.  Disclosure of this information is also subject to all the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notices: COMMERCE/DEPT-23: Information Collected Electronically in Connection with Department of Commerce Activities, Events, and Programs.


Furnishing this information is voluntary. When supplying the information, you are indicating your voluntary consent for NIST to use the information you submit for the purpose stated.

This collection of information contains Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to be 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the:

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attn: John Paul Jones II
100 Bureau Drive, Mailstop 8120
Gaithersburg, MD  20899
(301) 975-2782
OMB Control No. 0693-0070
Expiration Date: 04/31/2021