Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,575,000)
The 14 goals of this cooperative agreement support the continuing development of Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a model working forensic laboratory. When critical national needs in the forensic community arise, the center is prepared to respond quickly to provide high quality assistance to state and local forensic crime laboratories through discussion with the National Institute of Justice. The Center will continue serving as a national resource for the forensic community through its applied analytical services, testing and evaluation components, training and its commitment to technology transfer. All projects will be conducted in laboratories that meet ISO 17025 accreditation standards.