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National Institute of Justice Congressionally Directed Awards

Award Information

Award #
2001-RC-CX-K002
Funding Category
Continuation
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2001
Total funding (to date)
$10,761,376

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $502,382)

The six goals of this cooperative agreement support the continuing development of Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a model working forensic laboratory. As an FRN member, the Center will continue serving as a national resource for the forensic community through its applied analytical services, research, training, and its commitment to technology transfer.
Goals of the cooperative agreement support improvement of the overall efficiency of the CODIS laboratory through streamlining, automation, reducing redundancy to prevent re-analysis of the same sample, and reduction in the time, labor, and cost. Goals for the CODIS laboratory project also support assistance to state and local crime labs through decreasing national convicted offender and unsub backlogs, performing forensic casework analysis on evidence, and providing criminal paternity analysis.
Additional goals include improving the sexual assailant conviction rate by training nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners; establishing a model working computer forensic laboratory to assist local and state forensic laboratories with digital evidence analysis; and by continuing scientific research in the areas of mitochondrial DNA and analytical chemistry.

nca/ncf

Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) proposes to continue the expansion of its role as a model working forensic laboratory for the forensics community. MUFSC has the capability to rapidly transfer technology and provide best practices to the forensics community.

The six goals of this cooperative agreement support the continuing development of Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a model working forensic laboratory. As an FRN member, the Center will continue serving as a national resource for the forensic community through its applied analytical services, research, training, and its commitment to technology transfer.
Goals of the cooperative agreement support improvement of the overall efficiency of the CODIS laboratory through streamlining, automation, reducing redundancy to prevent re-analysis of the same sample, and reduction in the time, labor, and cost. Goals for the CODIS laboratory project also support assistance to state and local crime labs through decreasing national convicted offender and unsub backlogs, performing forensic casework analysis on evidence, and providing criminal paternity analysis.
Additional goals include improving the sexual assailant conviction rate by training nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners; establishing a model working computer forensic laboratory to assist local and state forensic laboratories with digital evidence analysis; and by continuing scientific research in the areas of mitochondrial DNA and analytical chemistry.

nca/ncf

The objectvie of this cooperative agreement is for Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) to expand upon its existing training infrastructure and to revise and develop new course content, recruit additional training personnel, and upgrade our distance education facilities. This process will enable MUFSC to address the needs of the forensic community and to address training needs stated in the President's DNA Initiative. The audience for the proposed training will be those individuals who have an understanding of molecular biology and have worked in a research or clinical laboratory and require training in forensic methods and techniques.

nca/ncf

Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) proposes to continue the expansion of its role as a model working forensic laboratory for the forensics community. MUFSC has the capability to rapidly transfer technology and provide best practices to the forensics community.

Date Created: August 2, 2001