New Fire Debris & Explosive Resources Now Available
OSAC’s Fire Debris & Explosives (FD&E) Subcommittee is pleased to announce a new resource for the forensic science community. This new resource, entitled Analysis of Explosives Reference List is an extensive list of published books, reviews, guides, studies, on-line resources, and articles that is subdivided by topic and year of publication for ease of use. The FD&E Subcommittee has also updated the Analysis of Fire Debris Reference List which is an analogous resource. Both resources are available on the FD&E Subcommittee’s web page.
Participants Needed for Organic Gunshot Residue Interlaboratory Study
OSAC’s Organic Gunshot Residue Task Group (TG) is looking for participants to join an interlaboratory study on the collection and analysis of organic gunshot residues. This study is intended to support a draft standard practice the TG has developed which contains methodologies for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analyses of organic gunshot residues. Visit the Gunshot Residue Subcommittee webpage to learn more about the study and how you can participate.
Participants Needed for Bullet Black Box Study
NIST and Noblis are seeking participants for a bullet black box study to evaluate the accuracy, repeatability, and reproducibility of bullet comparisons by firearms examiners. For more information please click here.
Request for Comments on SWGDRUG Documents
The Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) has posted two DRAFT revised documents for review by the forensic science community. To ensure the document addresses the needs of the community, SWGDRUG invites comments and suggestions.
The two documents are available on the SWGDRUG website. Please provide your comments on this proposed document using the provided survey links below:
Responses from the community will be collected until May 10, 2020.
National Institute of Justice Funding Opportunities
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released solicitations for several forensic science research and development opportunities. If you are considering submitting a research proposal to NIJ, a helpful list of OSAC identified R&D needs can be found here.