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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.

OMB Control Number: 0693-0070
Expiration Date: 6/30/2024

Membership Application

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Summary of Expertise
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CV/Resume must be submitted for your application to be considered.
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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?
OSAC is interested in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and invites suggestions on how we can encourage application submissions from a broad and diverse group of stakeholders. Please provide any thoughts you may have on this activity.
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.

A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with an information collection subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 unless the information collection has a currently valid OMB Control Number. The approved OMB Control Number for this information collection is 0693-0070. Without this approval, we could not conduct this information collection. Public reporting for this information collection is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the information collection. All responses to this information collection are voluntary. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this information collection, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:

National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
ATTN: John Paul Jones II, Program Manager
Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Special Programs Office