Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics: a joint SIPR/Forensics Services Sandpit.

Tuesday 11th September 2018, 09.30 am - 3.00 pm

The overall aim of this event is to create new and refresh existing relationships and networks between researchers, forensic scientists, police officers and partner practitioners who share interests in forensic science, evidence and investigation. It is also about facilitating academic-practitioner-industry conversations around issues of mutual interest in order to set an agenda for future collaborative working to enhance and support the development of forensic science in Scotland.

With this in mind, it is intended that participants should use the event to identify topics for further ongoing collaboration which they will be invited to submit as proposals for research projects to be funded from an Evidence and Investigation Collaborative Project Fund. The sandpit is open to all members of the SIPR network and all practitioners and organisations with an interest in forensic science.

Three main themes for the day have been identified through dialogue with practitioners involved in the Policing 2026 and Forensic Science 2026 strategies:

  1. Regulation and legislation of forensic sciences
  2. Evidence capture and communication
  3. Delivering forensic science at source

Location

West Park Conference Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN


PROGRAMME:

Registration and coffee/tea will be from 09.30, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please download the Draft Programme

If you would like to offer a Poster of your work, which can be viewed during the lunch break, please contact Tim Heilbronn (details below) with a Title and Authors.


REGISTRATION:

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED



Please see the Sandpit Discussion Group Notes (pdf)


 


EVIDENCE AND INVESTIGATION COLLABORATIVE

PROJECT FUNDING:

As noted, a key objective of the sandpit is that it should stimulate connections and ideas that can be taken forward and actioned beyond the sandpit itself. It is envisaged that there will be tangible outcomes and outputs that result from the sandpit. SIPR will award Evidence & Investigation Collaborative Project Funding grants to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.



Evidence & Investigation Collaborative Project Funding grants will be valued at up to £10,000.

Please download AN APPLICATION FORM FOR FUNDING.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5pm, Friday 25th January 2019


Applications should be submitted to Tim Heilbronn, SIPR Business & KT Manager (t.heilbronn@napier.ac.uk) by 25th January 2019. These timelines are designed to allow potential collaborators to continue or start working together on proposals following the sandpit. Strong evidence of collaboration (across disciplines or Universities, and/or involving police or partners) will be expected. All applications will be reviewed by the SIPR Executive Committee, the Evidence and Investigation Network Steering Group, and externally appointed reviewers. Awards will be announced in February/early March 2019, with the expectation that projects would normally commence shortly afterwards, and before the end of May 2019 at the latest.

Please download FULL DETAILS of the "sandpit"

The sandpit: approach and organisation

The sandpit is open to all members of the SIPR network and all practitioners and organisations with an interest in Evidence & Investigation / Forensic Science. The idea is for the agenda to be open, and for there to be maximum opportunities for similarly minded participants to share ideas.

PLACES ARE FREE, BUT MUST BE BOOKED.

For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk)


Download our draft programme


Please download full details of the sandpit

Please download an Application Form for funding 


For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn