Webinar Series: Biology/DNA Standards and Best Practices Developed by OSAC & ASB
This series of webinars provides information on new standards and best practice recommendations for forensic biology and DNA testing laboratories. These documents include new requirements for training and validation in serology and various aspects of DNA testing, as well as DNA data interpretation and software, and protocol development and verification.
All four of the webinars are now available to view on-demand:
NIST Study Will Help Labs Distinguish Between Hemp and Marijuana
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are conducting a study to help forensic science and cannabis industry labs accurately measure compounds from hemp and marijuana plants. This study is part of NIST’s Cannabis Quality Assurance Program, or CannaQAP. Learn more and enroll through February 5, 2021.
CSAFE's Spring 2021 Webinar Series
Our colleagues at The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) announced the lineup for their spring 2021 webinars. The webinars are free and open to the public, but researchers, collaborators and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities are encouraged to attend.
- Treatment of Inconclusive Results in Error Rates of Firearm Studies, February 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST.
- Handwriting Analysis in CSAFE, March 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST.
- IRT for Forensics: A re-analysis of the FBI “Black Box” Study, April 8, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST.
For more information and to register for any of these webinars, visit the CSAFE Event webpage.
Get Involved with OSAC
OSAC offers a variety of ways for members, affiliates and other experts in the forensic science community to participate in the standards advancement process. Click here to learn how you can help make an impact on the forensic science community through standards.