NfoLD/NExSS Standards of Evidence for Life Detection Community Workshop

The NFoLD and NExSS research coordination networks hosted a joint virtual workshop on biosignature standards of evidence and reporting protocols from July 19-22, 2021.  


Workshop attendees discussed 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 also initiated a discussion on community biosignature detection reporting protocols. The overall goal of the workshop was to produce community guidelines for biosignature detection, which are currently being prepared for publication.


The white paper from this workshop is currently available for community feedback. Please go to this page to see a draft of the white paper.

Standards of Evidence White Paper Draft