As part of a cooperative agreement with NIST, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is developing training, tools, and resources to enhance implementation efforts and broaden awareness of forensic science standards among communities of interest.
- Standards factsheets provide a clear, concise, and easy way to understand the purpose of a specific standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Standards factsheets are available for 45+ standards on the OSAC Registry.
- Standards checklists are a tool that forensic science service providers can use to track progress towards implementation, identify gaps or barriers to implementation, or document objective evidence of implementation or compliance with a standard. Checklists are available for 50+ standards on the OSAC Registry.
- Standards videos and webinars are available for free from AAFS Connect. Learn about the standards development process, standards development activities in various disciplines, and information about specific SDO published standards on the OSAC Registry.
Public Review of Revised Accredited Standards Developer Procedures
The AAFS – American Academy of Forensic Sciences, an ANSI Member and Accredited Standards Developer, has submitted revisions to its currently accredited operating procedures for documenting consensus on AAFS-sponsored American National Standards, under which it was last reaccredited in 2021. As the revisions appear to be substantive in nature, the reaccreditation process is initiated.
To obtain a copy of the revised procedures or to offer comments, please contact: Teresa Ambrosius, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) | 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 | tambrosius [at] aafs.org (tambrosius[at]aafs[dot]org)
To view/download a copy of the revisions during the public review period, click URL here. Please submit any public comments on the revised procedures to AAFS by January 17, 2023, with a copy to the Executive Standards Council (ExSC) Recording Secretary in ANSI’s New York Office (jthompso [at] ANSI.org (jthompso[at]ANSI[dot]org)).
WEBINAR: The State of Standard Development & Tools for Assessing and Implementing Standards | January 17, 2023
Attend this ASCLD & FTCoE webinar to learn about the status and development of forensic science standards, tools to implement them, and how you can participate in standards development.
75th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting | February 13-18, 2023 | Orlando, FL
There will be many OSAC and standard-related presentations and workshops at this year’s AAFS Meeting! Check the Program Information and mark your calendars!
2023 NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) Symposium | February 14, 2023
At the R&D Symposium, researchers and practitioners will meet to discuss, discover, and share new approaches and applications to elevate the status of forensic science and increase its impact. This event will be held at the AAFS Meeting with both in-person and virtual components.