2017 Membership Review for the AAFS Standards Board Consensus Bodies


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Technical Coordinator

Each year, the AAFS Standards Board (ASB) reviews the membership rosters for the active consensus bodies. We must ensure that there are between 7 and 25 members and that the membership reflects a good distribution across our interest categories (defined on the application form). We had hundreds more applicants than we could place on the Consensus Bodies. Since that time, some members have resigned and there are limited openings in specific interest categories in the consensus bodies.

Members are being solicited in the consensus bodies in the following under-represented interest categories.

  • Anthropology: Consumer Groups and Producers
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Government, User/Industry
  • Disaster Victim Identification: Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Industry
  • DNA: Academia, Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Industry
  • Dogs and Sensors: All interest categories
  • Firearms and Tool Marks: Consumer Groups, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers
  • Footwear and Tire Tracks: Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Industry
  • Forensic Document Examination: Academia, Consumer Groups, General Interest, Producers
  • Friction Ridge: Consumer Groups, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation: Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Industry
  • Toxicology: Academia, Consumer Groups, General Interest, Producers, Subject Matter Experts, User/Industry
  • Wildlife: Consumer Groups, General Interest, Laboratories and/or Testing Facilities, Producers, User/Government, User/Industry

If you are interested in applying, we request that you complete an updated application (https://goo.gl/forms/PmMoIObtkkKxGDvA3). We ask that you pay special attention to the selection of interest category and whether you are applying as an individual or for an organization.

Applications will be accepted until September 1. The Academy Standards Board will then review the applications that have been received and make selections to fill vacancies on the consensus bodies.

Please email any questions to asb@aafs.org