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Scientific Working Groups

Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) consist of scientific subject-matter experts who collaborate to determine best practices and to develop consensus standards. While each SWG has a unique charge and mission, the overarching goal is to improve the processes within a particular area of forensic science. NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is unifying and incorporating much of the SWGs' efforts. Learn more at www.nist.gov/forensics/osac.cfm.