Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $283,868)
Funds are to be used by States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to improve laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost effectively. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- NIJ and FBI Laboratory Partnership to Address Untested Sexual Assault Kits
- Establishing a National Firearms and Toolmark Statistical Background Population for Calculation of Error Rates
- Development of a Forensic Quality Mitogenome Haplotype Database from 5000 High Quality Samples Using Next-Generation Sequencing Methods