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OSAC Technical Guidance Documents

OSAC Technical Guidance Documents are OSAC produced and published documents that support the development or implementation of a standard. These documents are not standards and will not go through the consensus process at a standards developing organization (SDO). They provide a way to share information that was gathered during the standards analysis and development process but will not be part of a standard. OSAC Technical Guidance Documents (previously referred to as OSAC Technical Series Publications) address one of the following topics:

  • Conceptual structure or framework related to development or implementation of standards.
  • Standards needs and gaps in specific forensic science disciplines.
  • Lessons learned and recommendations for the development and implementation of standards.
  • Guidance for the implementation of standards. 

OSAC Technical Guidance Documents include:

Created December 4, 2017, Updated January 23, 2024