EAFS 2018

Last week saw the launch of Research4Justice at the 8th European Academy of Forensic Sciences (EAFS) conference in Lyon, France. The event was attended by over 800 delegates from 57 countries specialising across forensic disciplines with lawyers, police officers and scientists in attendance.

The abstract submitted to EAFS 2018 can be accessed here and our e-poster will be made available through the Staffordshire University Online Repository.

This was our first opportunity to reach such a global audience and some excellent conversations were had; keen interest was shown from both academic researchers and practitioners across Europe who could see the value of our initiative. With the dissemination of our cards, our Twitter followers have now reached over 200, with practitioner followers reaching as far as Abu Dhabi and USA. This shows the great job everyone in the community is doing to help us slowly spread the word across the globe!

In August, the website activity rose again, with visitors from over 11 countries. Three more international universities have shown support for adding students’ research outputs into the database once launched. We are due to meet with Jisc for an update on database developments later in September, so keep watching this space and we will let you know as soon as we have more information! Thank you for your support and patience so far.

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For Data Lovers – Our Website Stats for June!

In June, our #Research4Justice website had 111 individual visitors from 11 different countries & was most frequently accessed through Twitter.

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Thanks to all our @Res4Just followers for your support in expanding our community & whoever it was who posted the Research4Justice link on Facebook!

We now have 164 Twitter followers from across the world and are receiving interest from wider professional organisations who are interested in linking with our forthcoming repository.

Please continue to spread the word about Research4Justice and contact us if you have any ideas, feedback, links to include in the Justice Toolkit or testimonials for us. Our email addresses are now live and we look forward to hearing from you.

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