ASCLD Research Priorities
In May of 2017, at the American Society of Crime Laboratory Director's Meeting in Dallas Texas, the Forensic Research Committee (FRC) gathered to discuss forensic science research opportunities. From this discussion, the FRC created a list of high-impact research opportunities which was submitted to and prioritized by the ASCLD Board of Directors. The 2017 ASCLD Research Priority List is now being made available to the public. This list serves as a guiding light to researchers who are interested in conducting forensic science research. This list helps identify key areas where impactful research would support the forensic science community and enhance laboratory operations.ASCLD 2017-2018 Research Priorities
Laboratories and Educators Alliance Program
What is LEAP?
The goal of the Laboratories and Educators Alliance Program (LEAP) is to facilitate collaborative research between academia and forensic science laboratories. This joint effort between the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) and the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) identifies forensic science needs and provides a platform for laboratories, researchers, and students to seek projects aligning with their mutual research capabilities.
- Opioid Crisis – A Public Health Enemy Webinar Series: Identify Synthetic Opioids using Ambient Ionization TOF-MS
- Developing Probe Capture NGS Systems for Forensics
- Stable Isotope Forensics & Unknown Persons Investigations
- Error & Uncertainty in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
- Utilization of Organic Constituents into GSR Analysis
- The Critical Role of SNPs in the Future of Forensics
- Sure Footing: Fundamental Forensic Science Research – Part I
- Sure Footing: Fundamental Forensic Science Research-Part II
- Regioisomer Differentiation for Substances Using GC-IR
- Proteomics – Multiplex Assay to Identify Biological Stains