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This Bulletin provides an update on forensic science standards that are moving through the development process at Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), and those that are moving through the registry approval process at the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC).
The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) publishes a quarterly newsletter to communicate OSAC program status, activities, accomplishments, and opportunities for public input with internal and external audiences. Newsletter columns will include OSAC Accomplishments, OSAC Vacancies, Upcoming Meetings, Upcoming Public Comment Periods for Standards/Guidelines under Consideration for the OSAC Registry, OSAC Activities with Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), and other critical relevant OSAC and forensic science-related information.
View OSAC by the numbers in the OSAC Annual Report.
OSAC publishes stand-alone OSAC Technical Series publications to share information that was gathered during the standards analysis and development process that is not going to be part of a standards document. OSAC Technical Series publications focus on topics that have broad applications to forensic science standards, such as interdisciplinary documents, frameworks (a basic conceptual structure related to a forensic science topic or issue), foundational science (including claims & literature references), process maps (documents the steps taken for discipline’s claims), standards gaps that need to be addressed/problems that need to be solved, road maps, lessons learned, and state of the discipline (including technical concerns/problems and recommendations for how to proceed, without presenting a definitive solution).