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PCAST Report Follow Up

Last week we wrote an article about the release of the PCAST report on forensic science in the USA. The Justice Department and FBI have subsequently responded to the report and its...

PCAST Forensic Science Report

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President of the United States entitled ' Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring...

Forensic Science Technology Showcase - Exhibitors Revealed

With one month to go until the 2016 Forensic Science Technology Showcase we are pleased to announce the confirmed exhibitors for the event. Analytik BentoLab  Bournemouth...

Science and Technology Committee gives its views on the Forensic Strategy

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published its report following an inquiry into the Forensic Science Strategy. The Acting Chair of the Committee Dr Tania Mathias MP...

New £15 Million Enabling and Emerging Technology Competition Announced

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects to help businesses broaden out innovation activities, to find new sources of revenue from new products, processes or...

Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Briefing Events Announced

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘Emerging and Enabling...

SBRI Funding Competition Now Open- IRC 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

The Home Office and its partners in the Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection are to invest up to £3 million in research projects. Projects can develop...

Identifying substances that interfere with DNA analysis

This week's challenge highlights the need for further understanding of the substances that can interfere with DNA analysis.  'Which substances interfere with DNA analysis? DNA...

Phenotyping used in cold case

The SIG has previously looked at the technique of phenotyping and produced a  short report  looking at the challenges to making the technology operational in the UK. However the...

Obtaining forensic evidence from gloves

This week's challenge looks at whether forensic evidence can be gathered from gloves. 'Can we recover forensic evidence from gloves? Gloves are articles that are regularly associated...

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...
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