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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed Conversion of ISO Forensic Sciences Project Committee into a Technical Committee


New York, Oct 20, 2014

Standards Australia (SA), the Australian member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has submitted a proposal to requesting that ISO Project Committee (PC) 272, Forensic sciences, be converted into a new ISO technical committee (TC). As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by Friday, December 12, 2014.

According to the proposal, the new TC would focus on standardization and guidance in the field of forensic science and would work to develop standards associated with laboratory and field-based forensic science techniques and methodology in connection with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence, among other topics. The new TC would not carry out work in areas already covered by other ISO bodies, including ISO TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, and the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO).

All comments on this proposal should be sent to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy (isot@ansi.org). Feedback received by the December 12 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comment, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council for formal approval.

The full proposal filed by SA is available online.


ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. Click here to download the document.

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