New Published Standards
The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) recently published the following standards:
- 17-F-002-2.0, SWGDE Best Practices for Computer Forensic Acquisitions
- 23-A-001-1.0, SWGDE Technical Notes on FFmpeg for Forensic Audio Examination
- 22-F-002-1.0, SWGDE Best Practices for Chromebook Acquisition and Analysis
Work Proposals for New or Revised Standards
On September 8, 2023, a Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) was published on page 2 in the ANSI Standards Action. This will begin ASB’s work on the following standard:
- BSR/ASB Standard 202-202x, Standard for Interactions Between Medicolegal Death Investigation Authorities and Organ and Tissue Procurement Organizations and Eye Banks. This standard defines a framework for relationships and communication between medicolegal death investigation authorities and organ, eye, and tissue procurement organizations. This document does not specifically address donation in the context of a mass fatality event.
- This standard is currently on the OSAC Registry as OSAC 2023-N-0004, Standard for Interactions Between Medical Examiner, Coroner and All Other Medicolegal Death Investigation Agencies and Organ and Tissue Procurement Organizations and Eye Banks.
On September 15, 2023, a Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) was published on page 2 in the ANSI Standards Action. This will begin ASB’s work on the following standard:
- BSR/ASB Standard 017-202x, Standard for Metrological Traceability in Forensic Toxicology (revision of ANSI/ASB Standard 017-2018). This standard will provide the minimum requirements for establishing metrological traceability in forensic toxicology including postmortem forensic toxicology, human performance toxicology, non-regulated employment drug testing, court-ordered toxicology, general forensic toxicology and calibration of breath alcohol measuring instruments.
- This PIN is for a revision to the 2018 version ANSI/ASB Standard 017, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology. 2018. 1st Ed., which is currently on the OSAC Registry.
On September 29, 2023, a Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) was published on page 2 in the ANSI Standards Action. This will begin ASB’s work on the following standard:
- BSR/ASB Standard 200-202x, Canine Biomedical Detection of Disease in Forensic Public Health (new standard). This standard provides the requirements for safely obtaining and handling training materials, performing and documenting the training, and conducting certification of canine handlers and canines related to canine odor detection of disease. This document is specifically related to canine detection of medical microbial organisms and disease in the field of forensic public health. This document does not address service dogs involved in medical monitoring of an individual (e.g., diabetes or seizure alert).
Standards Open for Comment at SDOs
Stakeholders from the forensic science community are encouraged to provide input on standards as they are being developed at SDOs. For SDO published standards going through the OSAC Registry approval process, the public will have an opportunity to comment on a standard during the SDO’s public comment period but will not be given a second opportunity to comment through OSAC on whether the resulting standard should be placed on the Registry.
Visit OSAC’s Standards Open for Comment webpage to see the full list of forensic science standards open for comment at SDOs and how to submit your feedback. This page consolidates and tracks comment deadlines for you and will be updated on a weekly basis. It currently includes:
- 2 standards open for comment at ASB in friction ridge.
- 5 standards open for comment at FISWG.
- 5 standards open for comment at SWGDE.