NIST's OSAC Seeks Standards Developing Organizations

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Organization for Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) would like to engage with standards developing organizations (SDOs) that are currently or are willing to support the development of standards for the forensic science industry.

The launch of the OSAC in February 2014 has led to an increase in demand for the development of forensic science standards within SDOs. OSAC is seeking to establish an exhaustive list of current or future SDOs that service the standards needs of the forensic science industry.This information will provide the 33 OSAC Units, consisting of 542 members and approximately 190 affiliates, potential venues for their forensic science discipline-specific standards development activities.

To inform the work of the OSAC, we are extending an invitation to participate in an OSAC sponsored webinar to existing or future SDOs that are or will become involved in forensic science related documentary standards. The webinar will be broadcast to the OSAC and provide each SDO with an opportunity to share information about their organization, structure, standards development processes and technical relevance.

If you are an SDO and would like to be included in our outreach efforts, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , OSAC Quality Infrastructure Chair.

Source: NIST

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