Institute for Biodefense Research
The Institute for Biodefense Research operates with partners to advance the science of microbial forensics toward repeatable validation and interpretation processes that lead to timely, accurate attribution and effective support of the legal, health and first responder communities.
The emergence of tools to enhance scientifically robust analysis, assay and interpretation that keep pace with increasingly powerful technology improves legal community response and national security decisions for not only the Department of Justice and the Department of Justice, but the Department of Commerce and its National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
Reliability and Relevance
Rigorous scientific standards that increase reliability and relevance of methodologies and tools emphasizing collection, extraction and analysis
Expansion of Scientific Knowledge
Expansion of scientific knowledge and tools compatible to both microbial forensics and public health communities
Methodologies and Tools
Multi-discipline collaboration approach to methodologies and tools
Improved understanding of the long-term significance this discipline provides
Validation of Software
Rigorous validation of software algorithm testing
Improve Forensic Signatures
Improve forensic signatures to expand data signature repositories and improve attribution