ASB Newsletter—February 18, 2022


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Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat

AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference!

Standards Sessions and Presentations at the AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference – February 21 – 25

  • Breakfast Seminar 1 – Monday, February 21, 7:00 AM -8:15 AM: The Path Forward Continues: What’s Happening in Forensic Standards
  • Workshop 2 – Monday, February 21, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Forensic DNA Activities: Foundations, Research, and Standards
  • Workshop 9 – Monday, February 21, 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Forensic Science Standards Development and Implementation… You Want Me to Do What?
  • Special Session 1 – Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Interdisciplinary Symposium: Problems of Today and Solutions for Tomorrow
  • Luncheon 2 – Friday, February 25, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: What’s New From the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International’s
    Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences: Big Changes Underway!

Additional Standards Presentations at AAFS 2022
Visit the OSAC Website for these OSAC and standards-related presentations, workshops, and seminars!

 

ASB Documents Open for Public Comment

The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress.
The following document is now open for public comment:

  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 070, Standard for Examination of Handwritten Items (Comment Deadline, April 4, 2022)

The following documents are also open for public comment:

  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 055, Standard for Breath Alcohol Measuring Instrument Calibration (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022) Please note that for this document, the entire updated document is open for comment.
  • ASB TR 071, Forensic Document Examination Terms and Definitions (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022)
  • ASB Std 078, Standard for Training in Forensic Autosomal Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Data and Y-STR Data Interpretation and Comparison (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • ASB Std 079, Standard for Training in the use of Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • ASB Std 080, Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Reporting and Review (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • ASB Std 081, Standard for Training in the Use of Statistics in Interpretation of Forensic DNA Evidence (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • ASB Std 091, Standard for Training in Analysis of Forensic Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Data (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 128, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Liquid Soaked Documents (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 132, Standard for Population Affinity Estimation in Forensic Anthropology, First Edition (Comment Deadline: March 21, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std137, Standard for Examination and Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 145, Standard for Consultation during Friction Ridge Examination (Comment Deadline: March 14, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 154, Standard for Training on Testimony for Forensic Biology (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • ASB Std 155, Standard for Minimum Training Requirements for Forensic Document Examiners (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB Std 157, Required Components for a Proficiency Testing Program in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022)
  • Recirculation* – ASB BPR 160, Best Practice Recommendation for Initial Response at Scenes by Law Enforcement Officers (Comment Deadline: February 21, 2022)
  • ASB BPR 165, Best Practice Recommendation for Analysis of Friction Ridge Impressions (Comment Deadline: March 14, 2022)
  • ASB BPR 166, Best Practice Recommendation for Comparison and Evaluation of Friction Ridge Impressions (Comment Deadline: March 14, 2022)
  • ASB BPR 171, Best Practice Recommendations for the Management and Use of Quality Assurance DNA Elimination Databases in Forensic DNA Analysis (Comment Deadline: March 28, 2022)

*Please note that comments on a re-circulation will only be accepted on revised sections of a document, comments made to text not revised from the previous public comment period will not be accepted.

The documents, comment template, and additional information can be accessed through the ASB website.

 

Published Documents

To date, the ASB has published 72 Standards/Best Practice Recommendations (all approved as American National Standards by ANSI), and 4 Technical Reports. All ASB publications can be downloaded from the ASB website.


ASB Updates From ANSI Standards Action

To view a summary of items of interest to ASB members in ANSI Standards Action, visit the ANSI Standards Action Weekly Report folder on the ASB Workspace page. Please contact asb@aafs.org if you have difficulties logging on to the Workspace site.