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Resource Committees

The resource committees support all OSAC components on questions relating to law, work flow processes, and quality assurance.

red circle with header Forensic Science Standards Board. Inside, three smaller red circles labeled Legal Resource Committee, Human Factors Committee and Quality Infrastructure Committee

The Human Factors Committee (HFC) provides guidance throughout the OSAC on the influence of systems design on human performance and on ways to minimize cognitive and confirmation bias and mitigate errors in complex tasks.

The Legal Resource Committee (LRC) provides guidance throughout the OSAC about the legal ramifications of forensic standards under development and input on presentation of forensic science results to the legal system.

The Quality Infrastructure Committee (QIC) assembles and updates a Forensic Science Code of Practice. It provides guidance on quality issues and provides impact statements that inform agency management about how specific standards may affect laboratory operations. It also works with outside standards development organizations and accrediting bodies as needed.

Created July 9, 2014, Updated January 14, 2020