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NCJ Number: 251083 Find in a Library
Title: FDS Cost Simulation Tool
Author(s): Sara Debus-Sherrill
Corporate Author: ICF International
United States of America
Date Published: June 2017
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: ICF International
Fairfax, VA 22031
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-R2-CX-0013
Document: Doc (Excel File)
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Technical Assistance; Test/Measurement
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes the FDS (Familial DNA Searching) Cost Simulation Tool, which can be used in estimating the cost of conducting such a DNA search.
Abstract: The cost simulation tool has six tabs. The “Introduction” tab provides information about the tool. The “TransitionsData” tab enables users to enter information about DNA case processing. The “TransitionsDataSample tab enables users to view example data from the study. The “CostData” tab is where users can enter information about expected costs associated with various stages of the FDS process. The “CostDataSample” tab enables user to view example data from the study. The sixth tab, “FDSCostSimulationTool_Summary” summarizes estimated costs based on the information entered. As a default, the example study data are already included in the “TransitionsData” and “CostData” tabs; however, users can overwrite this information if they have data more specific to their own jurisdiction. The rest of the tool has protected cells to avoid overwriting formulas and to preserve the example data from the study.
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Ancestral DNA; Cost analysis; Costs; DNA Typing; Estimating methods; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report
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