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Laboratories currently on-line with Lab Retriever:

Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory, CO
Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory, CO
Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Forensic Science Laboratory
Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory
Bode-Cellmark Forensics

Non-exhaustive list of Lab Retriever testimony

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Feb, 2017
AAFS
Validation of probabilistic genotyping software for use in forensic DNA casework: definitions and illustrations.

Feb 2017
Systems for Medical Decision Support and Forensic Identification, Prague, Czech Republic
Complex DNA profile interpretation: Stories from across the pond

Nov 8, 2016
Newton Institute, Cambridge, U.K.
Complex DNA profile interpretation: Stories from across the pond

2016
Publication of An assessment of the information content of likelihood ratios derived from complex mixtures

2016
Publication of Validation of probabilistic Genotyping software for use in foresnic DNA casework: definitions and illustrations.

Sept. 29, 2016
SWAFS
1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out,

June 15, 2016
1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, AFDAA Summer workshop.

June 11-12, 2016
2-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Allegheny Co., PA.

June 28-30, 2016
3-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Lab Retriever statistical software, Johnson Co., KS

Feb 25, 2016
AAFS
Mixture interpretation and statistics town hall meeting

Jan 21, 2015
1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Lab Retriever statistical software, AFDAA Winter workshop.

Jan 15, 2016
Presentation to Presidents Counsel of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST)

September 18, 2014
Publication of Lab Retriever: a software tool for calculating likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out for forensic DNA profiles

March 23-25
3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Cayman Islands Health Authority Forensic DNA Laboratory

2015 AAFS
Defining the limits of forensic DNA profile interpretation: An assessment of the information content inherent in complex mixtures

November 6, 2014
SFPD
1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

September 29, 2014
24th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
Presenter: (Almost) Everything you wanted to know about probabilistic software (but were afraid to ask)
Presentation about Lab Retriever, dealing with relatives, and some considerations for choosing software

September 25, 2014
SAFS
1/2-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

September 9-11, 2014
3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Jefferson Co. Regional Crime Laboratory, CO

August 19-22, 2014
International Conference in Forensic Inference and Statistics
Oral Presentation: A practical solution to training U.S. forensic DNA practitioners on implementing probabilistic approaches to weighting forensic DNA evidence
Oral Presentation: Lab Retriever: A software tool to estimate the 
quantitative evidential value of complex DNA profiles (Including a case example
Poster: Toward practical implementation of an empirical drop-out model for casework: comparison of benchmark vs. estimated probabilities of allelic drop-out.

July 21-24, 2014
3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the OR State Police DNA Laboratory

June 9, 2014
MWAFS
1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 21-22, 2014
NEAFS
1.5-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 20, 2014
MAAFS
1/2-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 15, 2014
CAC Study group
A continuing discussion of complex samples: Examples of difficult profiles requiring differing approaches

April 18, 2014
Analysis of allelic drop-out using the Identifiler ® and PowerPlex® 16 forensic STR typing systems available as an in-press accepted manuscript. 

February 13, 2014
Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory
1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

October 10, 2013
24th International Symposium on Human Identification, Atlanta, GA
Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a P(Do) using the free program Lab Retriever


July 14-17, 2013
3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Denver DA DNA Laboratory

May 21, 2013
CAC workshop in Pasadena, CA
Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out: Theory and Practice
Introduction to Lab Retriever

January 18, 2013
AAFS workshop in Washington D.C
Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out: Introducing Lab Retriever, a free and user-friendly software program








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