This Standards Bulletin from the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science provides an update on:
New standards placed on the OSAC Registry: 3
SDO documents published: 2
SDO documents open for comment: 9
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.
ASTM E3233-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Tape Analysis Training Program.
ASTM E3234-20 Standard Practice for Forensic Paint Analysis Training Program.
ANSI/NIST ITL-1:2011 (update 2015) Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information.
For a list of all standards currently under Registry consideration, visit the OSAC website.
Has your organization already started implementing OSAC Registry standards? Complete OSAC's Laboratory Implementation Declaration Form and send it to mark.stolorow [at] nist.gov to let us know. Share your implementation experience and be featured in a future OSAC news post.
The following two documents have recently been published by an SDO:
*Comments on a re-circulation will only be accepted on revised sections of a document, comments made to text not revised from the original comment period will not be accepted.
For the ASB documents listed above, download the comment template and return it to asb [at] aafs.org by the comment deadline.
Join our NIST colleagues on November 5-6 for FORENSICS@NIST2020 and learn how advanced methods in metrology, computer science and statistics are being used to strengthen forensic science. Learn more here.
The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in the webinar, “Mock Juror Perceptions of Forensics”, on Tuesday, December 8 from 11:00 – 12:00 pm CST. Read the full program description and register here.
OSAC offers a variety of ways for members, affiliates and other experts in the forensic science community to participate in the standards advancement process. Click here to learn how you can help make an impact on the forensic science community through standards.