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Application Form for NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees Coming Soon
March 18, 2014
The NIST Forensic Science Program expects to open the application process for members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to join the new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) this spring.
The form will be available on the NIST forensic science website as soon as the agency receives approval under the federal Paperwork Reduction Act. A Federal Register notice was published today announcing NIST's intent to collect information from applicants. The notice is available online at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/14/2014-05599/submission-for-omb-review-comment-request. The notice announces that NIST is seeking clearance of the form from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and invites comments through March 31.
The form will request submission of information so that NIST can select more than 500 individuals to serve on OSAC committees and subcommittees. NIST is in the process of establishing OSAC to coordinate development of standards and guidelines to improve quality and consistency of the practice of forensic science. Find more information about OSAC at www.nist.gov/forensics/osac.cfm.
The proposed application form will request the following information from applicants:
Committee or subcommittee for which you are applying
Please write responses to the following:
To receive announcements about OSAC developments, please go to www.nist.gov/forensics and enter your email address in the brown box in the far left column of this page, under "Sign up to receive news about NIST Forensic Science" and click "submit."