The mission of Scientific Collaboration, Innovation & Education Group (SCIEG) is the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge within the discipline of forensic science. We seek initially to develop a knowledge base and tools to optimize accuracy and reliability for forensic DNA typing. We take an interdisciplinary approach and actively seek to collaborate with scientists and researchers with diverse backgrounds. Above all, we hold a commitment to both teaching and learning; as such education is an integral part of our activities. Finally, any products we develop will remain completely transparent and freely available.