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ASB Newsletter—September 18, 2020

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 available for Public Comment: Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


ASB Newsletter—September 11, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment:         Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition […]


ASB Newsletter—September 4, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Six New Forensic Documents From the AAFS Standards Board The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of six new forensic standards. ANSI/ASB Standard 038, Standards for Internal Validation of Forensic DNA Testing Methods ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 068, Safe Handling of Firearms and Ammunition ANSI/ASB Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—August 21, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Forensic Toxicology Standard From the AAFS Standards Board The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 053, Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2020. This document delineates the requirements for reporting results from forensic toxicology analyses. Specifically, it is intended […]


ASB Newsletter—August 14, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Three New Footwear and Tire Forensic Documents from the AAFS Standards Board The Academy Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new American National Standards. ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 049, Best Practice Recommendation for Lifting of Footwear and Tire Impressions, First Edition; ANSI/ASB Standard 095, Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—July 24, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat  A New Probabilistic Genotyping Standard from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 018, Standard for Validation of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems, First Edition, 2020. Probabilistic genotyping systems are computer programs that apply various algorithms to aid in the interpretation of DNA […]


ASB Newsletter—July 7, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Three New Forensic Standards from the ASB The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new American National Standards. ANSI/ASB Standard 023—Standard for Training in Forensic DNA Isolation and Purification Methods, First Edition, 2020, provides requirements to ensure proper training in the methods of DNA […]


Announcing a Webinar Series on the OSAC-ASB Process

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD A new Promega® Webinar Series will be held over the next few months. The series is free and open to all. A portion of the abstract is provided here: A series of webinars have been created to provide information and educate the forensic and criminal justice community regarding new and emerging […]


2020 Call for Members for ASB Consensus Bodies

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is currently accepting applications for openings in the Consensus Bodies. In order to maintain a specific balance across interest categories, the ASB is soliciting members only in the interest categories listed. Click here for a detailed description of the Interest Categories. Please download and complete […]


President’s Spotlight—Calling All Members: Provide Your Important Input to the Academy Standards Board Survey

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President Significant historic happenings on June 3: 1904—Charles Richard Drew, African-American physician and surgeon; authority on the preservation of human blood for transfusion and pioneer of blood plasma research was born 1934—Dr. Frederick Banting, the co-inventor of insulin, was knighted 1963—Clarence Gideon is arrested and charged with breaking into […]


Two New Forensic DNA Standards Added to the OSAC Registry

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has placed two new standards covering the interpretation of DNA evidence on its registry of approved standards. This stamp of approval from OSAC, which is administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), indicates that these […]


New Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization. The ASB is announcing the formation of a new Consensus Body: Crime Scene Investigation. The consensus body will have 7 to 25 members based on applications received. Members will be selected […]


A New Forensic Dogs and Sensors Standard From ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 088, General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines, First Edition, 2020. This standard is produced through ASB’s Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body in a consensus process accredited by the American National Standards […]


ASB Documents Open for Public Comment

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Standard 024, Crime Scene/Death Investigation—Dogs and Sensors, Pre-Scented Canines—Location Check, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 16, 2020) ASB Standard 026, Crime Scene/Death Investigation—Dogs and Sensors, […]


AAFS Delegation Joins CFSO in DC to Discuss Forensic Science Standards

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President-Elect On October 28 and 29, an AAFS delegation composed of Jeri Ropero-Miller (President-Elect), Ken Melson (AAFS CFSO representative), Lucy Davis (ASB Chair, OSAC FSSB member), and Teresa Ambrosius (ASB Secretariat) attended a Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) all-hands meeting outside of Washington, DC. Other meeting attendees included CFSO […]


Toxicology Section News—September 2019

Source: Sabra R. Botch-Jones, MS, Section Program Chair The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Toxicology Subcommittee and the AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Toxicology Consensus Body encourage all interested parties to provide comments on three toxicology standards which are available for public comment. These documents are listed along with links to each document. Please note […]


NIST Has Announced the Restructuring OSAC (OSAC 2.0) Plan

Source: Lucy A. Davis, BHS, AAFS Representative, OSAC Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) In the Fall of 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sent out a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register on The Development of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science 2.0. Both the American […]


A New Forensic Best Practice Recommendation From ASB

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 021, Best Practices for the Preparation of Test Impressions from Footwear and Tires, First Edition. This standard is produced through ASB’s Footwear and Tire Consensus Body in a consensus process accredited by the American […]


ASB Updates—August 2019

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New DNA Standard Published! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 022, Standard for Forensic DNA Analysis Training Programs, First Edition, 2019. This standard provides the general requirements for a forensic DNA laboratory’s training program in DNA analysis, including data interpretation. Click HERE […]