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FIRMS Network Mission Statement

Version No.1        Date of Issue 26/8/2010

FIRMS Mission
To promote the forensic application of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and allied or ancillary disciplines.

Mode of operation to achieve the mission

  • Bringing together all those involved in the forensic process with other scientists who employ IRMS in their own fields and facilitating exchange of information between all parties
  • Raising awareness among investigators, lawyers and policy makers of the potential of IRMS in forensic science, crime detection and reduction.

Key Objectives

  • To develop the Network as a means of information exchange between members
  • To define and encourage best practice and promote regulation
  • To identify needs for development of IRMS as a fit-for-purpose forensic tool and facilitate such developments
  • To inform decision makers