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Database Hits

Biostatistical Treatment of Hits in DNA Data Bases

The Stain Commission has developed guidelines for the proper statistical treatment of hits in DNA data bases. The German manuscript has been submitted to the journal RECHTSMEDIZIN. An essential parameter is the size of the relevant database (here: no of persons in the German Natinoal DNA Database, DAD), that is given below:

Month_Year no of persons in the DAD
12_2003 278.000
12_2004 320.000
12_2005 367.000
12_2006 439.000
12_2007 525.000
12_2008 612.000
12_2009 669.000
12_2010 713.000
12_2011 747.000
12_2012 776.000
12_2013 806.000
12_2014 833.000
12_2015 850.000

Peter Schneider has created an Excel spreadsheet for calculation that can be downloaded here.
Also available is this presentation on this topic held at the Spurenworkshop in Zurich here.