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OSAC Registry Implementation Survey

OSAC is seeking to understand how forensic science organizations are using standards on the OSAC Registry and what support they may need to improve standards implementation. The OSAC Registry Implementation Survey is a tool to help us obtain this information and will be used to assess the current state and identify potential barriers to implementation. 

We need to hear from the nation’s forensic science service providers! Please help us by completing this survey (one response per location, please). It will take approximately 15-45 minutes to complete and must be done in one sitting. For your convenience, you can preview and print a PDF version of the survey here

Please click here to take the survey.

The survey is live and will close August 31, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions about the OSAC Registry Implementation Survey

What is the purpose of the survey?

OSAC wants to better understand how the standards on the Registry are currently being used, the challenges around standards implementation, and what support is needed to improve it. The OSAC Registry Implementation Survey will be a tool we use to collect this information on an annual basis. This first survey provides a snapshot and assessment of 46 standards that have been posted on the OSAC Registry through March 2021. 

Who should complete the survey?

Forensic science service providers across the country are encouraged to complete this survey. We realize it may be received by multiple individuals within the same organization, however, we are requesting that one response be submitted per organization and location. For example, a state laboratory with multiple regional laboratories should submit one response for each of its locations.  

What will you do with the results of the survey?

After the survey closes on August 20, OSAC will analyze and aggregate the responses we have received. The results from the survey will be published in OSAC’s Fall Newsletter/Annual Report, going out at the end of October. This information will be shared for the benefit of the forensic science community and individual organization data and names will remain confidential.

Have questions?

Please email the OSAC Program Office (forensics [at] nist.gov) with any questions or if you need assistance. 

Created June 10, 2021, Updated August 23, 2021