Research and analysis

Codes of practice and conduct: draft appendices - fingerprints

This document seeks tenders for the production of draft appendix (guidance) for meeting specific requirements of ISO/EC17025 and the codes pertaining to the analysis and comparison of fingerprints.

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Detail

This document seeks tenders for the production of a:

  • draft appendix (guidance) for meeting specific requirements of ISO/EC17025 and the Codes pertaining to the analysis and comparison of fingerprints

  • draft appendix (information) suitable for use as a primer for the judiciary that is short, but consistent with the content of the draft appendix

Approach

Each appendix should contain the following material:

  • guidance that the regulator could issue to the Home Office, law enforcement community, forensic science laboratories and others

  • quality standards/requirements which apply in addition to the provisions of ISO 17025 and the codes

  • the definition of what the requirements of ISO 17025 and the codes mean in relation to each area of work

  • guidance on how the requirements of ISO 17025 and the codes should be met in each area of work

  • guidance on the minimum requirements to meet the requirements of ISO 17025 and the codes in each area of work

Each appendix should be organised to match the structure of the ISO 17025 standard. In particular, the numbering and section headings of the standard should be employed.