Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

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Understanding the Statistics Behind Forensic Conclusions Workshop Series

Interactive Workshop Duration: 20 hour(s) Since the dawn of forensic DNA analyses in the 1980s, legal and scientist scholars have pushed for strengthening the logical and statistical foundations of forensic science. In the U.S., this impulsion has resulted in reports…
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The Sequel – Marijuana or Hemp: From Farm Bill to Forensic Analysis

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET Duration: 2 hour(s) Due to the overwhelming attendance and interaction for the first Marijuana or Hemp: From Farm Bill to Forensic Analysis webinar that was originally held on January 15th 2020,…
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Results of a Black Box Study on the Accuracy and Reliability of Palm Print Comparisons

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour(s) In 2011, a team of researchers from the FBI and Noblis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the first large-scale black box…
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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Quality Assurance: Beyond Accreditation

← Back to Series  Thursday, January 9th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:30:00 PM ET Duration: 1.5 hour(s) Accreditation and quality assurance are two terms that are commonly used within the forensic science community. Many forensic laboratory mission statements incorporate…
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Module 8: Probabilistic Genotyping Summation and Special Topics

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 8: Probabilistic Genotyping Summation and Special Topics Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration: 4 hour(s) Throughout the Probabilistic…
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MODULE 7: Uncertainty and Limitations of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 7: Uncertainty and Limitations of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 from 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration: 4 hour(s)…
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Module 5: Representation of Statistical Weight to Stakeholders and the Court

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 5: Representation of Statistical Weight to Stakeholders and the Court Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 from 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration:…

MODULE 4: VALIDATION OF PROBABILISTIC GENOTYPING SYSTEMS FOR CASEWORK USAGE

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 4: Validation of Probabilistic Genotyping Systems for Casework Usage Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 from 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration: 4…

MODULE 2: STATISTICAL GENETICS AND THE MECHANISMS OF PROBABILISTIC GENOTYPING

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 2: Statistical Genetics and the Mechanisms of Probabilistic Genotyping  Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration: 4…

Module 1: The Elements of DNA Profile Interpretation and Probabilistic Genotyping

← Back to Series  Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results – An Online Workshop Series Module 1: The Elements of DNA Profile Interpretation and Probabilistic Genotyping Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 from 12:00:00 PM ET – 4:00:00 PM ET Duration:…

Success Story: NIST’s Dogs and Sensor Subcommittee Builds on Achievements by SWGDOG

NIJ and Florida International University Report Date April 2018 Impact “SWGDOG set the stage and provided a strong foundation of canine detector best practices that the OSAC Dogs and Sensor Subcommittee is currently developing into scientifically robust standards. The Subcommittee…