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OSAC Forensic Science Standards Priority Discussions Now Available in Webcast Archive

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The Organization for Scientific Area Committees, established to coordinate development of standards and guidelines for the forensic science community, has named 402 new members to 23 subcommittees on forensic disciplines such as firearms and toolmarks and facial identification.
Credit: NIST

Those who missed presentations of forensic science standards development priorities at the first public meetings of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) earlier this month can now watch them online.

Each of the five OSAC Scientific Area Committees presented their priorities for forensic science standards and guidelines development Feb. 16-17, 2015, in the first OSAC public meetings held in Orlando, Fla., to coincide with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting. 

Visit the OSAC meeting agenda page for full details about the two-day event. Viewers may also go directly to the OSAC public documents library online to watch archived videos and download PDF files of each subcommittee's priority recommendations. 

OSAC committees and subcommittees are now moving forward to initiate work on the highest priority needs they have identified. To stay up to date with OSAC and other NIST forensic science news, go to and sign up to receive NIST forensic science news alerts.

Released March 3, 2015, Updated January 20, 2023