About IFSA


The International Forensic Strategic Alliance (IFSA) is a multilateral partnership between the regional networks of operational forensic laboratories including:


  • the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)

  • the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI)

  • the Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories (SMANZFL)

  • the Academia Iberoamericana de Criminalística y Estudios Forenses (AICEF)

  • the Asian Forensic Sciences Network (AFSN)

  • the Southern Africa Regional Forensic Science Network (SARFS)

These autonomous networks represent forensic science laboratory management for their specific regions. They have similar roles, functions and objectives and recognise the value to be gained through long-term collaboration and cooperation on strategic issues related to the management of forensic science laboratories and the promotion of forensic science. It is recognised that IFSA has no legal status but represents a cooperative entity comprising the member networks.