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A Collaborative Exploration of the Crime Lab Quality Infrastructure

This workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding the crime laboratory quality infrastructure (e.g., organizations, roles and activities that contribute to confidence in laboratory results)
  • Exploring the current challenges in the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of forensic science evidence
  • Reaching consensus on those issues that can benefit from a community-based view for moving forward

Format: Facilitated interactive breakout sessions. 

Audience: All relevant stakeholders are welcome to attend. Space is limited. 

Travel Information and Security Procedures:

Please view the NCCoE Visitor Guide  for a list of nearby airports, hotels and restaurants as well as directions to the facility.

A government issued form of ID (agency badge, driver’s license, passport, State ID, etc.) must be provided to the security officer to gain access to the building.

International visitors must be processed through the NIST visitor registration system prior to the attending the workshop. Please contact sco [at] (sco[at]nist[dot]gov) to complete the required registration form.

If you have any additional questions about the workshop, please contact Karen Reczek at: karen.reczek [at] (karen[dot]reczek[at]nist[dot]gov)



Draft Agenda (Check back for future updates)


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM                 Welcome & Review of Agenda and Housekeeping


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM                 Overview of the Forensic Quality Infrastructure


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM               Break Out Session Topic One


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM             Break


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM             Report out Topic One


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM             Break Out Session Topic Two


12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               Lunch


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM                 Report out Topic Two


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM                 Break Out Session Topic Three


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM                 Report Out Topic Three


3:00 PM – 3:15 PM                 Break


3:15 PM – 4:30 PM                 Wrap Up Discussion; Key takeaways and Suggested next steps

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

Created March 25, 2019, Updated March 26, 2019