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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.
The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) may publish stand-alone OSAC Technical Series publications. The purpose of this series is to share information that was gathered during the analysis and development of documentary standards. The OSAC Technical Series publications are not intended to be used as standards documents and do not receive the same level of review as consensus standards that go through a standard developing organization (SDO).
- Frameworks: a basic conceptual structure related to a forensic science topic or issue
- Scientific Foundations: 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 for a path forward
- Lessons learned
- Current state of the discipline including technical concerns/problems and recommendations for how to proceed, without presenting a definitive solution.
View OSAC by the numbers in the OSAC Annual Report.