The OSAC Registry serves as a trusted repository of high-quality, technically sound forensic science standards and guidelines that address discipline-specific forensic science needs. Documents on the OSAC Registry have been developed using a consensus-based process that allows participation and comment from all relevant stakeholders and have been assessed to be sound by forensic science practitioners, academic researchers, measurement scientists, and statisticians.
To improve consistency within and across forensic science disciplines, ensure confidence in the accuracy, reliability, and reproducibility of laboratory results, and positively increase the impact of admissibility and expert testimony in courts of law, OSAC encourages our stakeholders in the forensic science and criminal justice communities to implement the following Registry Approved documents.
NFPA 921:2017 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations (effective November 1, 2017).
NFPA 1033:2014 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator (effective December 22, 2016).
ASTM E2329-17 Standard Practice for Identification of Seized Drugs ( effective August 7, 2018).
ASTM E2548-11e1 Standard Guide for Sampling Seized Drugs for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis (effective April 3, 2017).