Quality Management System Standards in Forensics

Update to the UK FSR Codes – 

The latest issue of the UK Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the Criminal Justice System (FSR-C-100) has now been released and became effective on April 22nd 2020.   The changes from the previous Issue 4 version are summarised in our comparison document –  Changes to FSR Codes

Free video on standards in forensic applications

We have produced a free 20 minute video presentation which provides an overview of the application of Quality Management System Standards such as ISO/IEC 17025 and 17020 as applied to Forensics organisations serving the Criminal Justice System in the UK.   Visit our Downloads/Videos page.


Virtual Quality Management Training & Consultancy

Qualimetric is now actively running live Web-based Interactive Training courses.  

Qualimetric is also offering on-line live consultancy sessions. These will be aimed at providing professional guidance in quality management standards and specific topics such as measurement uncertainty.

To discuss your requirements and a possible date to provide the consultancy or training, please email [email protected] .

Transition tools to achieve the move to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 has been completely restructured from the previous (2005) version.   Below are some tools to help with the transition.

Click on this link to view our graphic representation of the new structure – ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Gap Assessment Template

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Short video summarising the changes in the 2017 version.

Full length implementation guidance

Alternatively, there is an hour long video which gives more comprehensive explanation and implementation guidance.  Click here to purchase the ISO 17025 Transition video .

ISO/IEC 17020:2012  – see our infographic which provides help to navigate the standard which sets out the Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. – ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Infographic