The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science’s Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee, with contributions from the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), has developed a Human Forensic DNA Analysis Process Map that captures details about the various procedures, methods and decision points most frequently encountered in human forensic biology/DNA analysis.

OSAC is administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is working to strengthen the practice of forensic science through research and improved standards. NIST’s Forensic Science Research Program facilitated the development of this process map through a collaboration with OSAC’s Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee.

Processes, Policies, and Procedures will help streamline approaches to understanding casework, research and development, training new team members, and improve effectiveness by having standards.

Having been given the opportunity to present to a SWDGE group on mobile forensics – it is a pleasure to share the work of NIST and OSAC.

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