Now Available: AAFS Standards Fact Sheets!
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.
One of these resources, AAFS Standards Fact Sheets, provide a clear, concise, and easy way to understand the purpose of a specific standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. There are currently 12 AAFS Fact Sheets available for standards listed on the OSAC Registry in the following forensic science disciplines: DNA, fire investigation, firearms & toolmarks, ignitable liquids and explosives, seized drugs, toxicology, and trace evidence. The fact sheets, standards-related webinars, and future resources are available on the AAFS Standards Resources and Training site.
ASB is Seeking Members for Consensus Bodies
The ASB is currently accepting applications for a new Forensic Odontology consensus body and for new members to the existing consensus bodies. Each CB consists of 7 to 25 members and creates and approves by consensus Forensic Standards, Best Practice Recommendations, Guidelines, and Technical Reports. The CBs also consider comments, views, and objections to ballots and resolve all comments received in connection with the development of documents. ASB CBs are open to all materially interested and affected individuals, companies, and organizations. All applications must be completed by July 22, 2022.
- Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link. AAFS has created a new video to help address the need for training related to forensic science standards. This video is the basis for a webinar that will be held July 21, 2022.