Forensic Science:
   an Evidence & Investigation Network "sandpit",
   and CALL FOR PROJECTS (up to £10,000 / project)

   Tuesday 11th September 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm (times TBC),
   Abertay University

Abertay University    SPA Forensic Services

This 'sandpit' is kindly being hosted by Abertay University

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

Evidence and Investigation Collaborative Project Funding
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. SIPR will award Evidence & Investigation Collaborative Project Funding grants (up to £10,000) to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.

The event is FREE, but spaces will be limited. More information and a Registration Form will be announced in early June.

          Dr Penny Woolnough, Associate Director, Evidence & Investigation Network


Tim Heilbronn
Business and KT Manager
Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

Tel: 01382 384205
Mob: 07754 271562