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National Institute of Justice Continuation Awards

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1998, $1,047,992)

Project Summary for 1998-IJ-CX-K003 During the period of this award, NCFS proposes to continue to fulfill the tenants stated in its Mission Statement where it provides research, education, training, tools and technology to meet the current and future needs of the forensic science, investigative and criminal justice communities. The activities proposed in this proposal involve performing research and related activities in the areas of Biological and Physical Evidence. Funds will be used to: 1) defray support costs for managing and generating focus-group feedback for the programs; 2) support costs related to research, development and technology extension in the area of forensic DNA, including projects involving: 2a) validation of Y-STR markers for operational use in forensic laboratories; 2b) development and implementation of a national Y-STR Reference Database; 2c) study of novel Y-STR markers and SNP markers; and 2d) development of a speedy rape kit processing scheme which takes advantage of 2a) through 2c); and 3) support energetic materials projects including: 3a) the Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection; 3b) instrumental analysis of fiber dyes; 3c) research involving matrix effects on explosives recovery and detection; 3d) performance testing of commercial packaging for arson debris; 3e) development of new tests for peroxide-based explosives; and 3f) sponsorship of collaborative fire research with the ATF National Laboratory Center. nca/ncf

Date Created: July 6, 1998