The one-stop shop for all forensic science research

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
  • Advance Forensic Science Research
  • Cultivate Collaborative Research Partnerships
  • Promote Information Sharing Throughout the Forensic Science Community
  • Support the Development of Future Forensic Science Capabilities
  • Advising the ASCLD Board of Directors on RDT&E related issues, projects, and processes

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FRC AWards

FRC Innovation Award

The award recognizes innovative research studies that have been submitted to the FRC Collaboration Hub within the last two years that have or will result in new technologies, protocols, or tools that impact the forensic science laboratory.

LEAP Partnership Award

The goal of the award is to recognize an outstanding partnership between collaborating LEAP partners (Laboratories, Academia, and Industry Partners) within the last two years.

Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award

The award will recognize an outstanding evaluation/validation study that has been submitted to the FRC Evaluation/Validation Repository within the last two years.

"Research and Innovation are Essential to Advancing Forensic Science"


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