Consultation outcome

Staff elimination DNA databases

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

This consulation resulted in the publication of guidance on DNA contamination detection.

Original consultation


Comments are being sought on the management and use of staff elimination DNA databases.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The forensic science regulator published codes of practice and conduct (codes) for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system in 2011. The codes are being supplemented with appendices covering evidence specific requirements, guidance, information and protocols. In order to finalise each appendix, each one is being consulted on and feedback sought.

This draft protocol is issued to allow comments from interested parties; all comments will be given consideration prior to publication.

Comments should be sent on the feedback form provided to and should be submitted by 13 December 2013.


Consultation document

Feedback form

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Published 18 October 2013