Development and Publication of New Standards and Best Practices - The Process
This webinar is Part 1 of the three-part series Biology/DNA Standards and Best Practices Developed by OSAC & ASB. This webinar covers:
- How the documents were conceived, written and developed into published standards
- An overview of OSAC and ASB; their history; the general process of document creation and construction
- The future process of maintaining or revising the documents
Biology/DNA Standards and Best Practices Developed by OSAC & ASB Three-Part Webinar Series
This series of webinars is designed to educate the forensic and criminal justice community on new/emerging standards and best practice recommendations applicable to forensic biology and DNA testing laboratories. The series will provide detailed information regarding the development of the documents aimed at promoting best laboratory practices and high-quality testing. In addition, we will discuss new standards currently available in the field for use and implementation in crime laboratories around the world. Finally, we will cover standards and best practices currently under development, and how members of the community can participate in the development and promulgation of future documents.
Series Presenter Overview
Since their first meeting five years ago, the Biological Methods and the Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittees of the Biology/DNA Scientific Area Committee (SAC) of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science have been writing many standards and best practices documents relevant to forensic Biology and DNA testing laboratories. Upon completion of the initial OSAC drafting process, these documents then moved to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Academy Standards Board (ASB), a standards development organization created in 2015 and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Other Webinars in this Series
- Part 2: Mixture Interpretation Validation, and Protocol Development and Verification
- Part 3: Training Standards Overview
Part 1 - The Process
The first webinar in this series describes the complete process for standards development within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Academy Standards Board (ASB).
John Paul Jones II
OSAC Program Manager
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Robyn Ragsdale, PhD
Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst
SAC Biology/DNA; Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Academy Standards Board (ASB)
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