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Search Publications by: Donna J. Sirk (Fed)

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Demystifying Accreditation A Framework for Accreditation of Forensic Units

October 1, 2023
Nicole Jones, Erin Forry, Donna J. Sirk
Accreditation is a formal recognition by an independent third party/accreditation body that a forensic service provider such as a laboratory, unit, or agency,a meets standards. A standard is a requirement or guideline used to ensure that a process or

Interpretation and Report Writing in Forensic Comparisons of Paint Evidence: An Inter-laboratory Exercise

June 21, 2023
Donna J. Sirk, Andria Mehltretter, Meghan Prusinowski, Hal Arkes, David Flohr, Cedric Neumann, Scott Ryland, Tatiana Trejos
This interlaboratory study evaluated a guide for interpreting and reporting trace evidence examinations. The online survey aimed to assess the examiners' interpretation of casework scenarios designed by a subject matter expert panel (SMEP), specifically


November 4, 2022
John Jones, Allison Getz, Donna J. Sirk
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science in 2014 to address a lack of discipline-specific forensic science standards. OSAC's mission is to strengthen

The NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

October 27, 2015
Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Sally S. Bruce, Wo L. Chang, Robert M. Dimeo, Virginia Covahey, Alan K. Dohne, Heather M. Evans, Aaron P. Fein, Donna J. Kimball, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Alan E. Munter, James K. Olthoff, Dianne L. Poster, Kathleen M. Roberts, Susannah B. Schiller, John H. Scott, Barbara P. Silcox, James A. St Pierre, Mark D. Stiles
Documentation of the evolution of NIST's plan for providing public access to results of federally funded research is provided, including the plan itself, responses to comments made by NIST staff, and public comments received in response to a request for