Help Evaluate OSAC's Materials (Trace) Draft Document, Standard Practice for Interpretation and Report Writing in Forensic Comparison of Trace Materials
In preparation for submitting a document to ASTM for formal standards development, OSAC’s Materials (Trace) Subcommittee will be conducting an interlaboratory data collection exercise to evaluate the draft of its Standard Practice for Interpretation and Report Writing in Forensic Comparison of Trace Materials.
The focus of the first round of this study will be on forensic paint analysis. Please be on the lookout for an announcement regarding a web-based training session introducing participants to the draft document and exercise, which is expected to begin this summer. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and visit the Materials (Trace) Subcommittee webpage to start reviewing the document now, with particular attention to Sections 1-5 and 9.
If you have questions or would like to participate in the exercise, please contact Andria Mehltretter at email@example.com.
Call for Members: New ASB Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body
ASB is forming a new Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body. If you’re interested in participating, please apply by May 29, 2020 using the on-line application form. Members will be selected by the Board of Directors of the ASB. Please send any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Available for Standards Curricula Development
OSAC encourages stakeholders to apply to NIST’s FY2020 Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program. This program awards funding to eligible applicants to develop undergraduate or graduate level curricula to incorporate documentary standards, standards development, and standardization information and content into seminars, modules, courses, and learning resources. Applications must be submitted through grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15, 2020.