Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise
03057 City of Kyiv Smolenska Street, 6
Phone number(044) 200-29-10

Experts of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise shared their experience with Spanish colleagues

04 January 2019

Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine continues to develop international cooperation. The Institute is an active participant in the European network of forensic institutions ENFSI and actively participates in the implementation of a number of projects of the European Union.

One of the most important of these events is the EU Action Against Drugs and Organized Crime project (EU Action against EU Drugs and Organized Crime), which is implemented to support, develop, implement and coordinate training of law enforcement and expert institutions in the field of combating drug trafficking and organized crime.

In order to increase the level of knowledge and promote international cooperation, the EU-ACT regional office in Ukraine organized a project for the exchange of experts, representatives of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise and the Forensic Center of the Spanish National Police. Thus, Larysa Oliinyk a forensic expert on the materials, substances and products research department was in the the Forensic Center of the Spanish National Police, after which the Spanish colleague Mario Rica Matea also during the week has acquainted with the work of KFI.

In the Forensic Center of the Spanish National Police, the Ukrainian expert saw the work of five central units, which are the following:

• Identification department (fingerprinting, forensic entomology and image comparison),

• Central Scientific Department (DNA development and chemical analyzes),

• Central Division of Criminalistics (conducting acoustic studies, document studies, ballistic studies and IT tests),

• Central Division for Operational Cooperation (development of photo and video processing research),
• Research department (quality control department and international relations sector).

The quality system, standardization, training, drug tests (including standard and reference), equipment, and other relevant aspects of interest to both parties were discussed with Spanish colleagues.

A separate issue for discussion was the quality policy that complies with the requirements of ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 and ensures the reliability of the results of the research.

In addition, the Ukrainian expert had the opportunity to work in a drug research laboratory. Colleagues Miguel Cristobal and Pedro Fernández demonstrated conducting qualitative and quantitative analyzes of drugs, the procedure for verifying devices, entering data into the relevant standard protocols, the procedure for drawing up reports and entering the results of research into the unified database of the Spanish National Police.

According to the exchange participant from the Ukrainian side, Larysa Oliinyk, cooperation with Spanish colleagues provides an opportunity to improve the domestic quality system, namely, the work of the department of materials, substances and products research, get advice on analysis drugs and psychotropic substances (especially in relation to standards and databases).

“Ukraine is just beginning the practice of interacting with foreign colleagues. During the visit to Madrid, the high level of interaction between the experts of the Center and other scientific institutions of Spain, the cooperation between the units engaged in forensic chemical research was obvious. This is a very useful experience that we need to develop in our country. As a result of the exchange, you can better analyze your own work, draw conclusions that can and should be improved, find new sources of information,” said Larysa Oliinyk, the expert of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

Київський науково-дослідний інститут судових експертиз

Директор: Рувін Олександр Григорович

Поштова адреса: 03057, м. Київ, вул. Смоленська, 6

Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise

Director: Ruvin Oleksandr

Mailling address: 03057, City of Kyiv Smolenska Street, 6