Forensic Science Database Management System

FSDMSA challenge in the forensic science of human identification is management of large amounts of data of many kinds. In order to handle effectively all the information generated, from grave site recovery to final DNA identification, ICMP has designed an integrated Forensic Database Management System (fDMS). This central, interdisciplinary and searchable database links all information related to: field (grave) site reconnaissance, excavation, evidence and remains recovery, missing persons data, family reference data, skeletal inventory, mortuary and anthropological examination, DNA laboratory processes, DNA profiles, DNA matching of bone profiles to family references, and match report generation. Components of the fDMS will be made available to governments and other authorities. Plans are already underway to donate components of the software to the Missing Persons Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina to help them create a state-level central record of missing persons.