The mission of the ASCLD Forensic Research Committee (FRC) is to advance the core science of forensics by closing technology gaps and enabling future forensic technologies through the following strategic goals:
- Identifying the Research, Development, Technology, and Evaluation (RDT&E) needs and priorities for the forensic community
- Developing recommendations and courses of action
- Advising the ASCLD Board of Directors on RDT&E related issues, projects, and processes in order to support the development of enduring future forensic capabilities
The FRC will coordinate ASCLD’S RDT&E program with federal, state, and local U.S. governmental agencies, select international governments, academia, and industry. Further, ASCLD will also develop deliberate plans to transition new forensic technology, prototypes, and study results to the ASCLD community.