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Forensic Science Technology Showcase 2016 - Registration now open!

The Forensic Science Technology Showcase is an annual highlight for the Forensic Science Special Interest Group. This mixture of presentations and exhibition regularly attracts over 100...

Accreditation of Forensic Practitioners

This week's challenge is all about accrediting forensic practitioners, and is an issue also raised in a recent  Police Oracle article .  'Can we develop mechanisms for independent...

Forensics Europe Expo - Call for papers

The two day Forensics Europe Expo features a conference along with the exhibition. The first day of the conference will be dedicated to the rapidly changing digital forensic landscape....

Forensic techniques used to solve Piltdown mystery

The 'Piltdown man' proved to be one of the biggest hoaxes of the 20th century, and taught scientists an important lesson in double checking all the facts. Over the years there have been multiple...

Autonomy in hazardous scene assessment - funding call

Currently the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence need to select, train and use staff and equipment in potentially dangerous environments in response to incidents involving hazardous...

Forensics In Defence and Security - Secure your place today

After an incredibly successful first symposium last year the Forensics in Defence and Security returns to the Defence Academy of the UK once again. This event will be of great interest to...

Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding Available for Great Ideas: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons...

Automating digital forensics tools

The increase in the use and volume of digital evidence in an investigation puts increasing time pressures on practitioners. This week's challenge looks at how automation could help with this...

Concerns over current forensic provision

An article on the website 'Police Oracle' has detailed some of the concerns regarding the current provision of forensic services within England and Wales that have been raised at sessions of the...

EU IAI Conference Registration is now open

The second EU IAI conference is taking place at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon France over two days in October and registration is now open.  The conference will bring together...

Bright Spark Symposium

The Analytical Science Network is hosting a 'Bright Spark Symposium' - this is a one day conference that provides opportunities for early career analytical scientists to present their work in a...

Synthetic characterisation of legal highs

This week's challenge looks at the characterisation of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), sometimes called 'legal highs'. This is particularly important following the implementation of the ...

Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Conference - have you registered yet?

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences conference is taking place on the 3rd and 4th November in Birmingham.  The conference is entitled Forensic Science & Beyond - The...

Future Aviation Security Solutions Funding Call

The Home Office and Department for Transport (DfT) are developing a Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme. By 2021 FASS will invest £25.5m to develop and exploit technology,...

Fingermarks on polymer notes

The announcement that the Bank of England is going to introduce polymeric bank notes has resulted in substantial amounts of research into how to detect fingermarks on these new notes as...

World Drug Report

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has produced the World Drug Report 2016. The report is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special...

Challenge of the week - avoiding contamination

Following the release of new guidance from the Forensic Science Regulator on avoiding contamination at crime scenes our challenge of the week is on the same topic: 'What steps can we take...

Crime scene DNA: anti-contamination guidance

The Forensic Science Regulator has released new guidance on the topic of crime scene DNA. This document provides guidance on how to control and avoid DNA contamination during crime scene...

FP7 and Horizon 2020 project catalogues

The Horizon 2020 programme, and FP7 before it have funded projects across a wide range of topics. Within forensic science the Secure Societies section is often the most relevant, and has...

Forensic Science Algorithms

This week's challenge relates to the use of algorithms in forensic science. This ties in with an open funding call for automated firearms detection. This is an SBRI (small business research...
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