Design, implementation and standardization of Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the work in forensic (drug) laboratory

 

A two-day workshop will be organised in Bishkek from 26th to 27th June.

According to the assessment of the situation in forensic laboratories on drugs conducted in frames of the EU-ACT Project, the experts of both forensic laboratories are well trained in the requirements of the ISO/IES 17025 standard and the development of quality systems in the laboratory.

However, they are still far from implementation of such system in their practice. There are no written procedures about the management and technical work in the laboratories, no Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) approved in the laboratories and therefore, a lot of work is needed in this area to reach the EU standards.

A two-day workshop in Bishkek, with the participation of an EU expert and the managers and 3 experts from FC-MIA forensic laboratories.

Basic SOP describing questions concerning handling of physical evidences, weighing, sampling, writing of report, safety in lab etc.

  1. Determinate how many special SOPS (according with the equipment, types of analyses they perform, experts, necessities…) will be necessary for particular methods (e.g.  Qualitative determination of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in seized drugs by gas chromatography-mass-spectrometry; Quantitative determination of amphetamine and methylenedioxymetamphetamine (MDMA) in seized drugs by gas chromatography etc.)
  2. Deadlines.
  3. Procedures for the EU expert to provide guidance to the Kyrgyz experts in drafting the SOPs following EU standards.
  4. A brief report with the status of the existing equipment and prepare list of equipment necessities, in order of priority. This report will serve as a basis to request potential donors’ collaboration.

This workshop will be followed by three months period during which the Kyrgyz experts will draft the basic SOP, under the guidance of the EU expert from home and the support of the EU-ACT RC and LE in Central Asia.

Operative Dimension

Code
Year
Component
Region
Country
Place
Activity Type
Bishkek
Training
Objectives
  • Design a procedure for management and technical work in the forensic laboratories. 
  • Implementation the procedure designed in the forensic laboratories.
  • Standardization of a common operating procedure for forensic laboratories.
  • Adherence to scientific principles and procedures.
  • Guaranty quality in the final results of the analysis.
  • Create a documentation during the examination process that let verify the results obtained.

The expected outcome is an improved admission of evidences by courts, in compliance with relevant human rights.

Institutions

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

Spain
Organiser

RNC - Republican Narcological Centre of Kyrgyzstan

RNC - Republican Narcological Centre of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Beneficiary

SFS - State Forensic Service of Kyrgyzstan

SFS - State Forensic Service of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Beneficiary