Project summary: The main objective of the European Forensic Genetics Network of Excellence is the creation of a European Virtual Centre of Forensic Genetic Research. The Centre aims to evolve into a European-wide platform for the coordination and promotion of research and training activities, as well as for the public dissemination of results of high profile research. The network project is executed during five years between 2012 and 2016. It will help to establish stable collaborative structures to facilitate the exchange of information between research institutions, stakeholders and endusers, as well as to disseminate the network activities to the public, and to ensure long-term sustainability in this young discipline field of forensic science.
Key Words: Forensic genetics research, innovative field, applied science, virtual network, collaborative platform/ structure(s), training and education, DNA databases, predictive methods,crime, citizens/ society’s security.