PUBLIC COMMENTS PAGE

 

In accordance with the SWGDAM Bylaws (Section V.C.5), SWGDAM will make any new or revised guidance or standard document(s) available for public comment for a minimum of 30 days. Generally, SWGDAM attempts to review its guidance documents within 5 years of their issuance and is usually actively revising at least one of its guidance documents at any given time. SWGDAM strongly encourages the forensic DNA community or other interested group to comment on the SWGDAM documents currently in this stage of development. Upon receipt, these comments will be forwarded to the appropriate SWGDAM Committee for consideration and may be incorporated into the final document considered for approval by the SWGDAM Membership.  

Alternately, SWGDAM may publish a response to a specific suggestion or recommendation on its FAQ Page for general information purposes. SWGDAM will make all reasonable efforts to advise the forensic DNA community of those documents currently available for public comment. SWGDAM strongly encourages all interested parties to regularly monitor SWGDAM.org for the guidance document(s) or standard document(s) currently available for public comment. Please use the contact portal below for providing comments on the SWGDAM document(s) available for public comment.

SWGDAM Documents Available for Public Comment

 

The proposed new SWGDAM Validation Guidelines for DNA Analysis Methods: Overview is now available for public comment. This new document reorganizes and revises the current SWGDAM validation guidelines and will be supplemented by modules intended to provide technology or methodology specific guidance. Please use the following link to access the new SWGDAM Validation Guidelines for DNA Analysis Methods:  Overview. This document will be available for Public Comment through at least November 30, 2021.

 

The proposed new SWGDAM Module for Modified Rapid DNA Internal Validation for Database, Known or Casework Reference Samples is now available for public comment. This new document contains the minimum requirements and best practice guidelines to help laboratories design internal validation experiments as required by Forensic Standard 8.6 and Database Standard 8.7 5 for the use of Rapid DNA systems for modified Rapid DNA Analysis on database, known or casework reference samples. Please use the following link to access the new SWGDAM Module for Modified DNA Internal Validation for Database, Known or Casework Reference Samples. This document will be available for Public Comment through at least November 30, 2021.

 

The proposed new SWGDAM Module for Autosomal Multiplex Kit Internal Validation Guidance is now available for public comment. This new document contains the best practices to help laboratories design internal validation studies for autosomal multiplex kits. Please use the following link to access the new SWGDAM Module for Autosomal Multiplex Kit Internal Validation Guidance. This document will be available for Public Comment through at least November 30, 2021.