Forensics Program
 

 

Research & Demonstration Tests

Look to the future while answering the needs of the present: this is the essential definition of CTS' Research and Demonstration tests. By participating in these tests, you can both challenge your analysts with leading edge testing techniques and help shape future proficiency tests. Research tests expose participants to samples that may be less common in their casework or samples that are to be evaluated for specific properties using specific methodologies. Demonstration tests have completed small scale preliminary testing and are available for any participant to enroll and provide their input and feedback prior to becoming an official proficiency test. In all of our Research and Demonstration tests participants are asked more detailed questions than typically found in a proficiency test and the results are available only through electronic distribution directly to the test p ...

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5620 Shooting Reconstruction: Angle Determination Demonstration Test (2017)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test 5620: Shooting Reconstruction Angle Determination.

 

5901 Cartridge Reloader Research Test (2016)

CLOSED! Participants examined and compared cartridges produced by a reloading press and determined whether or not they originated from the same source.

 

514 Tenprint Examination Demonstration Test (2015)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test 514: Tenprint Examination.

 

5947 Adhesive Tape Examination Research Test (2014)

CLOSED! Participants examined tape and adhesive residue samples and reported detailed methodology/results for adhesive tape examination.

 

5872 DNA Parentage Demonstration Test (2014)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test(s) 5870/5871/5872: DNA Parentage.

 

519 Latent Print Processing Demonstration Test (2014)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test(s) 5190/5191: Latent Print Processing.

 

599 Urine-Drug Research Test (2013)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test 5671: Urine-Drug Analysis.

 

598 Blood-Drug Research Test (2013)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test 5661: Blood-Drug Analysis.

 

597 Soft Point Rifle Bullet Research Test (2013)

CLOSED! Participants explored expanded testing and reporting in firearms examination.

 

596 DNA Interpretation Research Test (2012)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test(s) 588/589: DNA Interpretation.

 

595 GSR - Distance Determination Research Test (2012)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test 530: GSR - Distance Determination.

 

593 Body Fluid Identification Research Test (2010)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test(s) 578/579: Body Fluid Identification.

 

592 Body Fluid Identification Research Test (2009)

CLOSED! Participants requested more Body Fluid Identification, see RTS #593.

 

591 Serial Number Restoration Research Test (2009)

CLOSED! Participants shaped a new test offering. See Test(s) 5250/5251: Serial Number Restoration.

 

590 Glass Research Test (2008)

CLOSED! Explored expanded testing and reporting in glass analysis methodologies.

 
 
 
 
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