ASB Call For Consensus Bodies Members


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asblogosmallThe Academy Standards Board (ASB) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization. It is announcing the formation of Consensus Bodies. Each will have 7 to 25 members based on applications received. Members will be selected by the Board of Directors of the ASB. The ASB has eight interest categories, and applicants are encouraged to apply in their self-selected interest category. A person may apply to one or more Consensus Bodies, and need not indicate the same interest category for each Consensus Body application. The Documents & Forms tab on the ASB website also contains links to several relevant documents describing the ASB. Applicants are requested to submit forms to be considered for serving on any of the Forensics Consensus Body. Questions: asb@aafs.org

When filling out the Application for a Consensus Body, there is a section concerning Interest Groups. Click here for detailed descriptions of the Interest Groups. The form also requires choosing a Consensus Body. Click here for a detailed description of the Consensus Bodies.

The Consensus Bodies currently accepting applications are as follows (please note the application closing date):

  • Anthropology – April 26, 2016
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Disaster Victim Identification – March 29, 2016 – (Closed)
  • DNA –March 29, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Dogs and Sensors – May 17, 2016
  • Firearms and Toolmarks – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Friction Ridge – March 29, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Footwear and Tire – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Forensic Document Examination – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Odontology – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Patterned Injury – April 12, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Wildlife Forensics – March 15, 2016 – (Closed)
  • Toxicology – April 26, 2016

Please fill out the online application form here.