ISFG - International Society for Forrensic Genetics 

Standardization of DNA Profiling Techniques in the European Union

STADNAP (Contract No. SMT4 CT97-7506 of the Programme Standards, Measurement & Testing) was a network project funded by the EU and carried out by 20 partner laboratories. Based on cooperative structures which had been already established within the EDNAP context, the objectives of the STADNAP network were as follows:
  • define criteria for the selection of forensic typing systems based on the PCR technique suitable for European standardization,
  • evaluate PCR systems for forensic stain typing,
  • exchange and compare methods for the harmonization of typing protocols,
  • carry out exercises for intercomparison of forensic typing results,
  • recommend reference PCR typing systems for European standardization,
  • exchange data for compilation of reference frequency databases for the European populations.
The work was divided into the following four work packages:
The results were published in a number of original papers, as well as in a Final Report :
  1. Carracedo A, d'Aloja E, Dupuy B, Jangblad A, Karjalainen M, Lambert C, Parson W, Pfeiffer H, Pfitzinger H, Sabatier M, Syndercombe-Court D, Vide C. (1998) Reproducibility of mtDNA analysis between laboratories: a report of the European DNA Profiling group (EDNAP). Forensic Sci. Int. 97: 155-164
  2. Gill P, d'Aloja E, Dupuy B, Eriksen B, Jangblad A, Johnsson V, Kloosterman AD, Lareu MV, Mevag B, Morling N, Phillips C, Pfitzinger H, Rand S, Sabatier M, Scheithauer R, Schmitter H, Schneider PM, Skita I, Vide MC. (1998) Report of the European DNA Profiling group (EDNAP) - an investigation of the hypervariable loci ACTBP2, APOA11 and D11S554 and the compound loci D12S391 and D1S1656. Forensic Sci. Int. 98: 193-200
  3. Schneider PM, d'Aloja E, Dupuy BM, Eriksen B, Jangblad A, Kloosterman AD, Kratzer A, Lareu MV, Pfitzinger H, Rand S, Scheithauer R, Schmitter H, Skitsa I, Syndercombe-Court D, Vide MC (1999) Results of a collaborative study regarding the standardization of the Y-linked STR system DYS385 by the European DNA Profiling (EDNAP) group. Forensic Sci. Int. 102: 159-165
  4. Carracedo A, Beckmann A, Bengs A, Brinkmann B, Caglia A, Capelli C, Gill P, Gusmao L, Hagelberg C, Hohoff C, Hoste B, Kihlgren A, Kloosterman A, Myhre Dupuy B, Morling N, O'Donnell G, Parson W, Phillips C, Pouwels M, Scheithauer R, Schmitter H, Schneider PM, Schumm J, Skitsa I, Stradmann-Bellinghausen B, Stuart M, Syndercombe Court D , Vide MC (2001) Results of a collaborative study of the EDNAP group regarding the reproducibility and robustness of the Y chromosome STRs DYS19, DYS389 I and II, DYS390 and DYS393 in a PCR pentaplex format. Forensic Sci. Int. 119: 28-41
  5. Martin PD, Schmitter H, Schneider PM (2001) A brief history of the formation of DNA databases in forensic science within Europe. Forensic Sci. Int. 119: 225-231
  6. Schneider PM, Martin PD (2001) Criminal DNA databases: the European situation. Forensic Sci. Int. 119: 232-8
  7. Schneider PM, Bender K, Mayr WR, Parson W, Hoste B, Decorte R, Cordonnier J, Vanek D, Morling N, Karjalainen M, Carlotti CMP, Sabatier M, Hohoff C, Schmitter H, Pflug W, Wenzel R, Patzelt D, Lessig R, Dobrowolski P, O'Donnell G, Garafano L, Dobosz M, de Knijff P, Mevag B, Pawlowski R, Gusmao L, Vide MC, Alonso A, Garcia O, Nicolis PS, Kihlgreen A, Bär W, Meier V, Teyssier A, Coquoz R, Brandt C, Germann U, Gill P, Hallett J, Greenhalgh M. (2004) STR analysis of artificially degraded DNA - results of a collaborative European exercise. Forensic Sci. Int. 139: 123-134

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