Emerging Forensic Research Webinar Series


The goal of this webinar series is to disseminate novel research that is being completed within the forensic community. This series will be the platform for forensic research dissemination and will include both active and completed research projects. Research is critical to the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward”, and the 2016 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report “Forensic Science in Criminal Courts Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods.” This platform can be used to both learn of ongoing research and to disseminate your own.


If you are performing research in any forensic discipline and would like to use the FTCoE platform to showcase your work to the community, please contact us at forensicCOE@rti.org. Research can be funded by the NIJ, other forensic funding agencies, or internally funded by your own institution. Our goal is to disseminate all technologies that have the potential to impact the criminal justice community as a whole!

Collaborators and Funding

The Emerging Forensic Research Webinar Series is brought to you by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

Funding for this Webinar Series has been provided by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

Things to Know

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend these webinars.

Not able to attend these LIVE webinars? No worries, we archive every webinar we host! The archival webinars are typically available for viewing 7-10 business days after the date of the LIVE webinar.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Attend our Live Webinars

Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:00 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET
Medicolegal Death Investigation

Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:30:00 PM ET

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:30:00 PM ET

Watch our Archived Webinars

Original live webinar took place Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:00 PM ET – 3:30 PM ET
Firearm and Toolmark Research

Additional Resources

Previously hosted webinars focused on novel forensic research and development projects:

April 2017 | Developing Probe Capture NGS Systems for Forensics

February 2016 | 2016 NIJ R&D Series: Anthropology & Microbial Forensics

February 2015 | 2015 NIJ Grantees: IPE & Trace Evidence