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The Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to scientifically valid methods of interpretation, statistical analysis and reporting of biological results.
Beth Ordeman, Subcommittee Chair, Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory
Vacant, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Vacant, Subcommittee Executive Secretary
Lisa Marie Brewer, Glendale (California) Police Department
Jason Bundy, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Quality Representative)
Lynn Burley, Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory
Michael Coble, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Nadja Compo, Florida International University (Human Factors Representative)
Jerrilyn Conway, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Julie French, NCTC
Jennifer Friedman, Federal Defender for the Central District of California (Legal Representative)
Brian Higgins, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)
Tim Kalafut, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)
Marla Kaplan, Oregon State Police
Rebekah Kay, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services
Melissa Kotkin, Verogen
Eugene Y. Lien, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Michael Marciano, Syracuse University
Heather McKiernan, Center for Forensic Science Research and Education
Andrew P. McWhorter, Texas Department of Public Safety
Shawn Montpetit, San Diego (California) Police Department Crime Laboratory
Steven Myers, California Department of Justice
Susan Walsh, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Christian Westring, Ph.D., Private Consultant
Charlotte Word, Ph.D., Private Consultant
Assigning Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations.
Best Practice Recommendation for Validation of Forensic DNA Software.
Standard for Training of Forensic Autosomal and Y-STR Data Interpretation.
Standard for Training on the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
Standard for Training to Perform Forensic DNA Reporting and Review.
Standard for Internal Evaluation of a Laboratory's DNA Mixture Interpretation Protocol.
Standard for Reporting DNA Conclusions.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015