Work Package 1
Description of the importance of DNA profiling in forensic casework in
Identification of of the current typing systems used for DNA profiling
Definition of criteria relevant for the selection of efficient DNA typing
systems in stain analysis.
Description of the requirements related to accuracy and reproducibility
of typing methods.
Liaison with WP2 for recommendations on future
research orientations and method developments.
Organize national surveys for a compilation of the current situation in
forensic DNA profiling related to the objectives in all EU member states
as well as the Associated States Norway and Switzerland,
compile a database of typing systems, methods, and technologies,
develop a hierarchy of relevant criteria for the selection of suitable
DNA typing systems with respect to casework scenarios (e.g. reliability,
robustness, specificity, informative value, etc.)
analyze the results from the intercomparison exercises (in cooperation