Standards Resources - Standards Checklists Now Available!
As part of NIST’s cooperative agreement with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), AAFS is developing training, tools, and resources to enhance implementation efforts and broaden awareness of forensic science standards.
Standards Checklists are now available for 36 standards on the OSAC Registry! These checklists provide a tool to allow a forensic science service provider to evaluate the level of standard implementation and/or audit conformance to a standard. Checklists are available for standards in the disciplines of Biology/DNA, facial identification, fire & explosion investigation, firearms & toolmarks, footwear & tire, gunshot residue analysis, medicolegal death investigation, seized drugs, toxicology, and interdisciplinary topics, with more coming soon!
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. There are currently 33 factsheets available for standards listed on the OSAC Registry in the following forensic science disciplines: biology/DNA, digital evidence, facial identification, fire debris & explosives, fire & explosion investigation, firearms & toolmarks, friction ridge, seized drugs, toxicology, trace evidence, and interdisciplinary topics.
AAFS WEBINAR: ANSI/ASB Standard 036, Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology | October 21, 2022 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Validation is the process of performing a set of experiments that reliably estimates the efficacy, reliability, and reproducibility of an analytical method. The goal of conducting validation experiments is to establish evidence which demonstrates that a method is capable of successfully performing at the level of its intended use and to identify the method's limitations under normal operating conditions.
This AAFS webinar will describe the requirements of ANSI/ASB 036, how to select the right calibration model for your calibration method, a real-world laboratory application of this standard, and how ANSI/ASB 036 aligns with the requirements of accreditation programs in forensic toxicology.
CSAFE SHORT COURSE: Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners (all sessions are from 10:00 a.m. – noon CT)
- Session 1: October 14
- Session 2: October 21
- Session 3: October 28
- Session 4: November 4
FORENSICS@NIST 2022: Join NIST virtually on November 8 – 10, 2022 to learn how NIST scientists are using advanced methods in metrology, computer science and statistics to strengthen forensic science.
Also, as part of this event, NIST will also be hosting several workshops November 14-15. Attendees must register to attend the main session on November 8 – 10 to register for a workshop. Workshop registrations will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to register, visit the NIST website.