Members of the OSAC Biological Methods Subcommittee (July 2019)
The Biological Methods Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to molecular and biochemical methods used to analyze evidence and reference items.
Officers | Members | OSAC Registry Approved Documents | Documents in Process | Research & Development Needs | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | Presentations
Kristine Kadash, Subcommittee Chair, Jefferson County (Colorado) Regional Crime Laboratory
Susan A. Greenspoon, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Kristin Schelling, Subcommittee Executive Secretary
Brian Adams, Bode Technology
Adrienne Borges, Bode Cellmark Forensics
Amber Carr, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Debra Glidewell, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Forensic Science Center
Ann Gross, Minnesota BCA Forensic Science Laboratory
Bruce McCord, Ph.D., Florida International University
Stacy McDonald, Ph.D., Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Amy McGuckian, Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office
Robert Sean Oliver, U.S. Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory
Christopher Piwonka, Texas Department of Public Safety
Christie Smith, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Janel M. Smith, Phoenix Police Department
Melissa Suddeth, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Steven Weitz, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Elisa Wurmbach, Ph.D., Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City
Brian Young, NicheVision Forensics, LLC
Under Development: Standard for the Internal Validation of DNA Extraction Methods.
Best Practice Recommendations for the Internal Validation of DNA Extraction Methods.
Standard for the Internal Validation of Human DNA Quantification.
Best Practice Recommendations for the Internal Validation of Human DNA Quantification.
Standard for the Internal Validation of Automated Platforms.
Best Practice Recommendations for the Internal Validation of Automated Platforms.
Document for Report Wording for Male Screening Results.
Best Practice Recommendations for Reporting and Results of Serological Examinations.
Best Practice Recommendations for Efficient Sexual Assault Kit Processing.
Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Interpretation.
Training Standards for Sequencing: Massively Parallel Sequencing/Next Generation Sequencing.
Internal Validation Standard for Sequencing: Massively Parallel Sequencing/Next Generation Sequencing.
Standard for Familial DNA Searching.
Technical Report for a Sample Training Plan for Forensic DNA Laboratories.
Work Product Sent to SDO:
ASB 023, Standard for Training of Forensic DNA Isolation and Purification Methods
ASB 038, Standard for Internal Validation of Forensic DNA Analysis Methods.
ASB 039, Standard for Internal Validation of Human STR Profiling on CE Platforms.
ASB 077, Standard for the Developmental and Internal Validation of Forensic Serological Methods.
ASB 110, Standard for Training in Forensic Serological Methods.
ASB 115, Standard for Training of Forensic STR Typing Methods Using PCR Amplification, DNA Separation, & Allele Detection.
ASB 116, Standard for Training of Forensic DNA Quantification Methods.
ASB 130, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Amplification Methods for Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencing.
ASB 131, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Sequencing using Capillary Electrophoresis.
ASB 136, Forensic Laboratory Standards for Prevention, Monitoring, and Mitigation of DNA Contamination.
Standards for the Analytical Procedures and Report Writing of Forensic Serological Methods (ASB).
Best Practice Recommendations for Internal Validation of Human STR Profiling on CE Platforms (ASB).
Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process:
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