Newsletter NRGD edition 57
April 2015



1. Draft Standards Digital Forensics

2. Candidate assessors




Consultation Standards
Digital Forensics


Please send your input on the Draft Standards for the field of Digital Forensics to the NRGD.

1. Draft Standards Digital Forensics

One of the most important tasks of the NRGD is to establish the expert communities’ support for and agreement with the NRGD criteria and assessment. Your input as a court expert in your field of expertise or user of the register is therefore of great importance.

From the 20th of April till the 10th of May 2015 it is possible to give your input on the draft Standards which are set by the Advisory Committee for Standards (ACS) for the field of Digital Forensics. The ACS consists of the following members:

  • E.J. van Eijk MSc, Netherlands Forensic Institute
  • R.M. van der Knijff MSc, Netherlands Forensic Institute
  • R.J. Mora RE, OSCP, CISSP, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Professor H. Prakken LL.M., Ph.D., Utrecht University
  • C.J.T. Prickaerts, GCFA, CISSP, Fox-IT
  • H.S.M. Schut MSc, Team High Tech Crime (Police)
  • Professor P. Sommer MA, De Montfort University

During this period, experts working in this field of expertise and users of the register will have the opportunity to take note of this document and could respond to the content.
Please email your reaction to for the attention of Mr W.A. Schenk, MSc.

In relation to the document we would like to ask you the following questions:

  • would you like to add or remove a specialism? (page 7)
  • in which way should you assess the (sub)specialisms? What are the (dis)advantages in your opinion?
  • what is in your opinion the difference between civil law and criminal law case reports for the field of Digital Forensics? (page 14)

The NRGD will send your reaction to the ACS for the field of Digital Forensics. The ACS will take all reactions into account and subsequently establish the advisory documents. Please send your reaction to the NRGD before the 10th of May 2015.

Please click here to view the draft Standards for the field of Digital Forensics.

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2. Candidate assessors

The NRGD would also like to invite Digital Forensics experts who wish to apply as candidate assessors to send their C.V. to the NRGD.

Interested experts should (preferably):

  • have extensive experience as an expert in the field of Digital Forensics;
  • demonstrably have broad interest in their field of expertise, such as can be evidenced by the C.V.(giving relevant presentations, courses, following training courses etc.);
  • keep up-to-date with the field of expertise and contribute to the (further) development of the field of expertise;
  • have a good record of service;
  • have experience in assessing the expertise of colleagues and in assessing the degree of personal freedom to do so independently (when compared with the experts to be assessed as well as commissioning parties), as could be evidenced by the C.V. (experience with disciplinary law, appeal proceedings, objection proceedings, providing second opinions, participation in quality committees et cetera.);
  • be available for three or four assessment meetings.

Your activities will be reimbursed by the NRGD according to the government reimbursement rules.

If you are interested, please send your C.V. and motivation to for the attention of Mr W.A. Schenk, MSc. The Board of Court Experts will decide on the candidates.

We would like to invite both Dutch and foreign experts in the field of Digital Forensics to respond.

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