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NIST and NFI come together to improve forensic science.
Press Release Summary:
Dec 14, 2012 - Having signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 29, 2012, NIST and Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) seek to improve accuracy and reliability of forensic science by sharing expertise, research findings, and programs of mutual interest as well as aligning respective responsibilities to forensic science community. NIST and NFI will collaborate through activities focused on R/D, development of forensic standards, education and training, as well as forensic governance.
Original Press Release
NIST and Dutch Agency Team to Improve Forensic Science
Press release date: Dec 12, 2012
NIST and NFI agreed to collaborate through activities focused on the following areas:
Research and development
Development of forensic standards
Education and training
Forensic governance (measures to ensure the ethical, transparent and accountable practice of forensic science)
The new agreement seeks to improve the accuracy and reliability of forensic science in both countries by the sharing of expertise, research findings and programs of mutual interest, as well as aligning their respective responsibilities to the forensic science community (such as developing calibration methods and reference standards, advancing state-of-the-art measurement techniques, and helping establish performance and procedural criteria).
Signing the MOU for their respective organizations were Willie May, NIST Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, and Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, Chief Executive Officer of NFI.
See www.nist.gov/oles/forensics-2012.cfm for more on the meeting.
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