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ASB Newsletter—May 20, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS Factsheets on ASB and ASTM Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more are coming […]


ASB Newsletter—May 13, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Join ANSI and the ASB in celebrating World Standards Week! The work of the ASB is being highlighted for it’s international impact on the Forensics Community! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, […]


ASB Newsletter—April 22, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! ANSI Spring 2022 Legal Issues Forum: Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment As part of its spring 2022 World Standards Week (WSW) series of events, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will host a Legal Issues Forum on the theme, Forensic Standards and Conformity Assessment. The […]


ASB Newsletter—April 15, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is offering a […]


ASB Newsletter—April 1, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Upcoming Standards Webinars and Presentations! Standards: The Not-So-Missing Link – Webinar on April 21, 2022 Webinar on standards development and its application to forensic science! As part of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has created a […]


ASB Newsletter—November 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are now open for public comment: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 041, Formulating Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 27, 2021) Recirculation* […]


ASB Newsletter—November 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Call for Members for the ASB Consensus Bodies The ASB is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies. Each CB consists of 7 to 25 members and creates and approves by consensus Forensic Standards, Best Practice Recommendations, Guidelines, and Technical Reports. The CBs also consider comments, views, and objections to […]


ASB Newsletter—September 3, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Document From the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition, 2021 This document provides definitions, guidelines, and best practices for the detection, processing, and recovery […]


FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 4.3 Program Director

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies and Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a bachelor’s […]


Standard Spotlight: Forensic Toxicology Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ANSI/ASB Standard 120, First Edition, 2021 The newest standard from the American National Standards Institute/Academy Standards Board (ANSI/ASB), The Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicological Testing of Blood in Impaired Driving Investigations, First Edition, 2021, sets a new critical precedent in impaired driving investigations. The National […]


ASB Newsletter—August 13, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   Three New Documents from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new documents: ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition, 2021 This document provides the best practice recommendations for […]


ASB Newsletter—July 16, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB has published an updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and we now have an ASB Supplemental Style […]


ASB Newsletter—June 25, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 138, Standard for Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals, First Edition (Comment Deadline, August 9, 2021) The following documents are […]


ASB Newsletter—June 11, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! There is still time to register for this 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and […]


ASB Newsletter—June 4, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! This 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and the Standards Development Organization (SDO) process; why […]


ASB Newsletter—May 28, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment Deadline, July 12, 2021) Recirculation* – ASB […]


ASB Newsletter—April 16, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 140, Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Comparison, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting, First Edition (Comment Deadline, […]


ASB Newsletter—April 9, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Statement From the AAFS Board of Directors on Supporting Standards Development and Implementation In an effort to show ongoing support to the standardization process and OSAC partners, the AAFS board of directors has issued a statement of support. Introduction to the ASB Presentation On April 7, 2021, the ASB staff […]