Consultation outcome

Digital forensics method validation: draft guidance (second consultation)

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

All the responses to the consultation were taken into account when redrafting this document. You can now read the final version in the forensic science providers codes of practice and conduct.

Original consultation


The Forensic Science Regulator is seeking comments on the draft guidance for digital forensics method validation.

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Consultation description

The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) published code of practice and conduct (codes) for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system in 2011 and 2014. The codes are being supplemented with appendices covering specific requirements, guidance, information and protocols.

To finalise the draft guidance appendix, a consultation was held in 2014. All the responses to the 2014 consultation were taken into account and the guidance appendix was redrafted.

The FSR is now seeking guidance on the second draft of the guidance appendix from all interested parties.

All comments will be given consideration prior to publication.

Ways to respond

Comments should be sent on the feedback form provided to and should be submitted by 5 February 2016.


Consultation feedback form

Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 9 June 2016 + show all updates
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