The NFoLD and NExSS research coordination networks are hosting a joint virtual workshop on biosignature standards of evidence and reporting protocols from July 19-22, 2021. The workshop will include 3 working days of discussion, and 1 break day during this time frame.Workshop attendees will discuss the process needed to increase scientific confidence in biosignature detections, and how to best convey this continuum of confidence to a broader audience. The workshop will also initiate a discussion on community biosignature detection reporting protocols.

The overall goal of the workshop will be to produce community guidelines for biosignature detection, which will be submitted for publication. Attendance is open to the broader scientific research, publishing and journalism communities.

Registration: To accommodate a global audience the Standards of Evidence workshop will have a main session each day at 12:00 to 17:00 ET as well as two abbreviated satellite sessions available for those attending in European or Pacific Rim time zones. Please click this link to apply to attend this workshop.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Victoria Meadows (NExSS Co-Chair), or Heather Graham (NfoLD Co-Chair).

Pre-meeting Materials

To support the workshop discussions, reading or viewing the following materials is encouraged prior to the workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G4O7ABHaMlSSVV6Kz9ZGuAk3nMOVoEEh3xn0fIuvvss/edit?usp=sharing