Daubert Standard

A legal test established by the Supreme Court for the purpose of establishing admissibility of scientific or technical testimony. The following is a non-exclusive list of guidelines: whether the underlying theory or technique has been tested; whether the theory or technique has been subjected to peer review and publication; the known or potential error rate in use of the particular scientific technique and the existence and maintenance of standards controlling the technique's use; and whether the theory or technique has gained general acceptance in the particular scientific field. (Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., supra, at pp. 592-594.)