On January 20, 2021 the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Academy Standards Board (ASB) and Promega held the fourth webinar in a series aimed at providing information on new standards and best practice recommendations for forensic biology and DNA testing laboratories. Part four of this series highlighted ANSI/ASB Standard 018, Standard for Validation of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems, First Edition, 2020 and described how this document was developed, it’s key requirements, and implementation strategies. This standard was initially drafted by OSAC’s Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee (formerly the Biological Data Interpretation & Reporting Subcommittee) and was published by ASB this summer.
If you missed any of the webinars in this series, or would like to watch them again, you can view them on-demand on the Promega website.
- Part 1: Development and Publication of New Standards and Best Practices – The Process
- Part 2: Mixture Interpretation Validation, and Protocol Development and Verification
- Part 3: Training Standards Overview
- Part 4: ANSI/ASB Standard 018, Standard for Validation of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems, First Edition, 2020
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