Guidance document

Draft best practices recommendations for DNA analysis for human identification in mass fatality incidents

Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science
Thematic Area
Forensics / Law & Policies
Burial Site / Mass Grave / DNA Analysis / Emergency / Identification / Management of the Dead
Open access

The purpose of these DNA best practices are to provide information and direction to elected officials, law enforcement officials, and the medicolegal community who may be involved in the human identification effort. The primary objective is to inform the medicolegal authority responsible for the incident on steps necessary to maximize the success of an identification effort involving the use of DNA technology.