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NIST will host a series of free webinars focused on topics of interest to DNA analysts. This four-hour webinar will be held on August 6, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EDT), and will focus on validation concepts and NIST software tools to assist in the validation process.
The webinar is available for playback for six months on this page >>
Over the last several years, science and industry has continued to provide improved technologies capable of testing more challenging DNA samples. New quantification kits, STR multiplexes, instruments for CE separation, and an increasing number of available software programs for interpreting complex mixtures are now available. These new technologies must be tested and validated before they can be reliably used in a forensic laboratory.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide an introductory overview of the basic concepts of validation along with an overview of NIST software tools available for the laboratory.
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about:
Workshop attendees are anticipated to be forensic scientists, DNA experts, researchers, measurement science experts, statisticians, and industry representatives.
Robin Cotton, Boston University
John Butler, NIST
Mark Timken, California Department of Justice
Catherine Grgicak, Boston University
Becky Hill, NIST
Start Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
End Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
The webinar is free. Registration is required to access the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and available for playback approximately one week after the event.
Participants that would like to receive a certificate of attendance must be registered prior to the webinar.
Gladys Arrisueno, 301-975-5220
Mike Coble, 301-975-4330
John Paul Jones II, 301-975-2782