Forensics Technical unit 3.1 at a glance

Focus of the technical unit

Technical unit 3.1 handles accreditations in the areas of forensics, forensic science and anti-doping laboratories. Testing laboratories are accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and inspection bodies in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.


The area of forensics is subdivided into forensic genetics, forensic medicine and forensic toxicology/alcohology.

The technical unit carries out accreditations here on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020. The accreditations include conformity assessment activities on the basis of private or statutory requirements. In the area of forensics, these are defined by the German Genetic Diagnostics Act.

Forensic science

The field of forensic science is subdivided into a wide variety of different areas, ranging from general biology, dactyloscopy, forensic chemistry, material examinations and certificates to weapons.

Accreditations are carried out on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020. Forensic laboratories that perform laboratory activities in the areas of DNA profiling and collection of dactyloscopic data are subject to an obligation to acquire accreditation under the terms of an EU Framework Decision

Anti-doping laboratories

This anti-doping laboratories unit provides the basis for the accreditation of testing laboratories that test various types of human and animal samples and food supplements for the presence of substances that can be misused for doping purposes.

In addition to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, the requirements and documents of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are also a prerequisite for the granting of accreditation.


Dr. Sonja Metternich

Head of Technical Unit Forensics

Uta Malburg

Principal Expert Forensics

Dr. Winfried Link

Principal Expert Forensic Science

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