The OSAC Registry is a repository of high-quality, technically sound published and proposed standards for forensic science. These written documents define minimum requirements, best practices, standard protocols and other guidance to help ensure that the results of forensic analysis are reliable and reproducible.
Standards Under Consideration for the OSAC Registry
SDO Published Standards Open for Comment
The following SDO published standards are being considered for the OSAC Registry. Please submit your comments by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2021 on whether they should be included on the Registry:
- ANSI/ASB Standard 023, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Isolation and Purification Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
- ANSI/ASB Standard 110, Standards for Training in Forensic Serological Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
- ANSI/ASB Standard 115, Standard for Training in Forensic Short Tandem Repeat Typing Methods using Amplification, DNA Separation, and Allele Detection, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
- ANSI/ASB Standard 116, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Quantification Methods, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
- ASTM E3197-20 Standard Terminology Relating to Examination of Fire Debris. Submit your comments here.
- ASTM E3245-20 Standard Guide for Systematic Approach to the Extraction, Analysis, and Classification of Ignitable Liquids and Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Samples. Submit your comments here.
Firearms & Toolmarks
- ANSI/ASB Standard 068, Best Practice Recommendation for the Safe Handling of Firearms and Ammunition, First Edition, 2020. Submit your comments here.
- ASTM E1588-20 Standard Practice for Gunshot Residue Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry. Submit your comments here.
Criminal justice agencies can access the ASTM standards listed above by visiting OSAC’s Access to Standards webpage.
For a list of all standards currently under Registry consideration, please visit the OSAC website.
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