The following documents are under consideration for placement on the OSAC Registry, along with their status in the approval process.
Intent to Add to the OSAC Registry – Documents Open for Comment
During the open comment period, OSAC collects feedback from our forensic science stakeholders to determine whether a standard should be included on the Registry. The intent of this open comment period is not to revise a document, but rather to collect specific feedback as to why it should or should not be an OSAC Registry Approved Standard. The following document is currently open for comment:
- ANSI/ASB Standard 020, Standard for Validation Studies of DNA Mixtures, and Development and Verification of a Laboratory’s Mixture Interpretation Protocol, First Edition, 2018. Comment deadline 11:59 PM ET on December 13, 2019. Please submit your comments by this deadline.
- ANSI/ASB Standard 040, Standard for Forensic DNA Interpretation and Comparison Protocols, First Edition, 2019. Comment deadline 11:59 PM ET on December 13, 2019. Please submit your comments by this deadline.
In the Comment Adjudication Phase
If any negative comments are received during the open comment period, the various OSAC committees will address them during the comment adjudication phase.
- There are no documents currently in the comment adjudication phase.
At the Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) for Vote
After all comments have been addressed, a document under consideration will go to the FSSB. The FSSB will review the feedback received during the open comment period and vote on whether to approve it for placement on the Registry. The following document is currently at the FSSB for vote:
- ISO 21043-2 Forensic Sciences - Part 2: Recognition, recording, collecting, transport and storage of items.
In the Appeals Phase
If an individual or group submitted feedback during the open comment period and believes it was not properly addressed during the comment adjudication phase, they may submit an appeal. Appeals pertain to issues related to the comment adjudication process, not to technical issues with a document. If an appeal is made, an ad-hoc panel will be established to address it. If there are no appeals, or after an appeal is favorably addressed, the document will be placed on the OSAC Registry.
- There are no documents currently in the appeals phase.