Real-tIme on-site forenSic tracE qualification Optimierte Tatortermittlung durch forensische Vor-Ort-Untersuchungen in Echtzeit

Traditional forensic examinations are usually time-consuming, but time is often the decisive factor for a successful crime investigation. Traces must be detected on-site as soon as possible before they degrade and important forensic information is lost.  

The aim of the RISEN project is the development of a set of real time contactless sensors for the optimization of the search for traces, detection, visualisation, identification and interpretation on site, with a consequent reduction of the time and resources in the laboratory, and for a fast exchange of information among LEAs.

The new proposed approach could be applied to the classical forensic investigations and to disaster sites, e.g. after a terrorist attack. The objectives of the RISEN project will be obtained by:

  • Developing and demonstrating contactless, non-destructive, automated sensors to identify, select and label trace materials
  • Processing and sending in real-time acquired in-situ data to a 3D Augmented Crime Scene Investigation system to produce an interactive 3D model of the scene with the position and labelling of traces and relative results of the on-site analysis

Within the consortium, DIN is responsible for the standardization activities. This particularly includes the following work packages: the preparation of an overview of standards relevant for RISEN, the development of a standardization strategy within the RISEN project with analysis of standardization potential, the identification of the need for new or adapted standards or specifications, and, if applicable, the development of CEN Workshop Agreements (CWA) together with the consortium partners and other interested experts or the participation in current standardization projects.

Project duration

07/2020 – 12/2024

Project coordination

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Project partners

  • Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Group (RaCIS)
  • The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (FhG-ICT)
  • Hellenic Police (HP)
  • Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna (WAT)
  • The University of Bergamo (UniBg)
  • University Institute of Research in Police Sciences - University of Alcalá (UAH-IUICP)
  • Consorzio C.R.E.O. Centro Ricerche Elettro Ottiche (CREO)
  • PARTICLE Summary Lda. (PART)
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT)
  • Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
  • Ministry of Justice- Portuguese Judicial Police (PJ)
  • von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH (VHS)
  • The National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (FhG-IAF)
  • Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI)
  • Swedish Police Authority (SPA)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (FhG-IPMS)
  • MaSa Tech, s.r.o. (MASA)
  • State Forensic Science Bureau (SFSB)

Project funding

The RISEN project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 883116.


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