Join the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) on February 20, 2018 at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington for a special session “What is OSAC Up To? A Behind the Scenes Look.” Individuals unable to attend the meeting can remotely view the presentation live.
OSAC works to strengthen the nation’s use of forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound forensic science standards and by promoting the adoption of those standards by the forensic science community.
Presenters of this session will describe their OSAC unit’s activities including the latest standards under development, research gaps identified, challenges being addressed and priorities for 2018. Read more about the session, and register to participate at the conference or view remotely via live stream.
OSAC is administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), but the great majority of its more than 550 members are from other government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector. These members have expertise in twenty-five specific forensic disciplines, as well as general expertise in scientific research, measurement science, statistics, law, and policy. OSAC members work together to develop and evaluate forensic science standards via a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders.