GSR Quality Scheme
GSR Proficiency Tests
On behalf of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), international proficiency tests on identification of gunshot residue (GSR) have been analyzed for several years.
Since 2009 QuoData is independently realizing the organisation and analysis of annual proficiency tests of the GSR quality scheme. Thereby members of the ENFSI expert working group "Firearms/GSR" will support QuoData as an advisory board.
For accredited laboratories - that have to take part in an annual trace evidence proficiency test - this GSR quality scheme is especially important. At the moment, no equivalent GSR quality schemes are available for international proficiency testing. Results from former proficiency tests can be viewed in the archives.
GSR2017 - Status Quo
After an unforeseen delay the sample shipment for GSR 2017 will take place August 1st.
Please note: The deadline for the submission of measurement results and the questionnaire will be September 8th.
All information regarding this year's round can be found in the Call for Participation.
QuoData warmly welcomes Mr. Michael Martinez to the Advisory Board of the GSR-QS. Michael comes from the Bexar County Crime Laboratory in the USA. Michael is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of trace evidence.
Training Seminar 2017 Gunshot Residue Analysis
Are you experienced in SEM/EDS operation? The GSR training seminar presented by ENFSI will introduce you to new GSR analytical methods to improve your knowledge. The seminar covers both theoretical aspects and provides practical training.
Online GSR QC Analysis Tool
This web tool enables the automatic evaluation of uploaded quality control measurements of GSR PT samples from the years 2010 to 2016 and the “standard GSR sample” offered by PLANO GmbH .