Welcome to the Forensic Science Community

CPS's Core Foundation Principles


Crown Prosecution Service's must read guidance for all forensic science providers and innovators: Core Foundation Principles for Forensic Science Providers




FoSci Community Reports

FoSci SIG Taking R&D to Market Ref Report October 2013 cover

FoSci SIG Forensic Biology 2013 Final cover

FoSci SIG Digital Forensics 2013 Final cover

FoSci SIG Models and Algorithms in Forensics 2013 Final cover

Taking Forensic Science R&D to Market

 - October 2013

Forensic Biology: UK Needs, Capabilities and Opportunities

 - June 2013

Digital Forensics Capability Review

 - June 2013

Models & Algorithms in Forensic Science Recommendations for Innovation

 - June 2013

UK Fingerprinting Process Diagram

The FoSci Community is funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and will run a programme of activities to build a forensic science community and enable closer networking and better communication between forensic science end users, suppliers of products and services, academics and other researchers, and policy makers, for improved R&D.

Silverman Review 2011The Silverman Review

In 2011, the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Bernard Silverman, was commissioned by Home Office ministers to conduct a review of research and development in forensic science: Research and Development in Forensic Science: a Review

The FoSci Community was created as a direct result of the Silverman Review's recommendation to the TSB to help facilitate better communication and collaboration in forensic science R&D. The creation of a community of stakeholder groups and individuals, and the facilitation of ongoing communication, is necessary given the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science and the breadth of stakeholders.

Download the Silverman Review

Live-time Forensics DocumentOn-message: Live-time Forensics

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has published Live-time Forensics: Harnessing Science and Innovation for Forensic Investigation in Policing.

This document is the first of its kind, as not only does it provide an insight into the issues of three key areas of policing, but offers up some direction to those working within academia and industry to where future forensic research and development would improve public safety.

Download Live-time Forensics document and slides





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Upcoming events

Wed 10 Apr 2013

10th Meeting of the European Association for Forensic Entomology

Apr 10 / 14:00 until Apr 12 / 17:30

The main objective of the European Association for Forensic Entomology (EAFE) is the scientific...

From Forensic Science

Wed 05 Jun 2013

22nd International Meeting on Forensic Medicine Alpe-Adria-Pannonia

Jun 05 / 16:00 until Jun 08 / 12:00

The main topic of the Meeting will be: New technologies in Forensic Medicine. Besides the main...

From Forensic Science

Mon 02 Sep 2013

25th World Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISF

Sep 02 / 09:00 until Sep 07 / 17:00

Over 500 delegates are expected to attend the Congress, predominantly from South America, North...

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A little about the FoSci Community

The FoSci Community was set up following a recommendation by the Silverman Review to increase networking and communication between forensic science stakeholders for increased innovation and improvements in forensic science