The OSAC Registry
serves as a trusted repository of high-quality, science-based standards and guidelines for forensic science practice. A document included on the Registry has progressed through the formal SDO process and has been published as a standard. OSAC elevates standards to the OSAC Registry as an endorsement of the document’s high quality and to encourage its adoption by relevant stakeholders in the forensic science community.
OSAC is excited to announce the following documents have been placed on the OSAC Registry:
ANSI/ASB 037, Best Practice Recommendation, Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019 (developed by OSAC’s Toxicology Subcommittee, effective November 5, 2019).
ASTM E2917-19a Standard Practice for Forensic Science Practitioner Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs (developed by OSAC Interdisciplinary Subcommittee, effective November 5, 2019).
OSAC is currently seeking feedback on whether the following standard should be included on the OSAC Registry:
Please submit your comments here by the deadline.
Standards Moving through the Registry Approval Process
The following standards have moved from one step in the OSAC Registry Approval Process to another during the last month:
At OSAC Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) for vote:
- ISO 21043-2 Forensic Sciences – Part 2: Recognition, recording, collecting, transport and storage of items.
For a complete list of the standards under consideration, please visit the OSAC website.
If your organization is on the "tip of the spear" and has already embraced the OSAC Registry implementation efforts, let us know! Email mark.stolorow [at] nist.gov to share your experience.