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Biology/DNA Standards and Best Practices Developed by OSAC & ASB

This three-part webinar series will provide information on new/emerging standards and best practice recommendations for forensic biology and DNA testing laboratories. These documents include new requirements for training and validation in serology and various aspects of DNA testing, as well as DNA data interpretation and software, and protocol development and verification.

Development and Publication of New Standards and Best Practices – The Process (Part 1)

In this first webinar in the DNA Standards and Best Practices series, we discuss the extensive process through which the documents were conceived, written and developed into published standards. We also provide information regarding the future process of maintaining or revising the documents.

Speakers: 

  • John Paul Jones II - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Robyn Ragsdale, PhD - SAC Biology/DNA; Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Teresa Ambrosius - Academy Standards Board (ASB)

Date:  Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Mixture Interpretation Validation, and Protocol Development and Verification (Part 2)

This is the second webinar in the DNA Standards and Best Practices series. In this webinar we will discuss two published standards that pertain to the interpretation and comparison of DNA profiles, with an emphasis on DNA mixture interpretation. We also present information regarding the implementation of these standards in the Indiana State Police Laboratory System.

Speakers: 

  • Charlotte Ward, Member of the Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittee and the ASB DNA Consensus Body
  • Joanna Johnson, Indiana State Police

Date:  Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Training Standards Overview (Part 3)

This is the third webinar in the DNA Standards and Best Practices series.  In this webinar we will discuss a number of standards written to address various areas of training in serology and DNA testing.

Speakers: 

  • Kim Murga, Member of the ASB DNA Consensus Body
  • Beth Ordeman, Chair of the Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittee

Date:  Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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