Work Package 4
Population Database Compilation
Cooperation with WP1 for the identification of
currently used European DNA profiling systems.
Establishment of a European database collection for all relevant
DNA systems and populations .
Dissemination of the database collection to the relevant scientific community
per WWW page.
Define a list of currently used DNA profiling systems as well as a list
of European populations and ethnic groups relevant for forensic casework.
Define a list of genetic and biostatistical criteria for the selection
of representative databases (e.g. sampling procedure, size, allele or genotype
Search the scientific literature for publications of DNA databases from
the relevant European populations and ethnic groups, including the journals
"Forensic Science International", "International Journal of Legal Medicine",
and "Journal of Forensic Sciences".
Collect databases and provide a compilation in published form as well as
in HTML code for electronic dissemination via the World Wide Web.