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Communication tools for Researchers

CSAFE Research

The CSAFE team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and practitioners from any forensic science discipline. If you are a researcher new to CSAFE and interested in initiating a partnership with us, please visit our Collaborations Opportunities page to learn about a variety of ways CSAFE can work with you and your organization. Visit our Contact Page or view our Leadership Team Page to contact a CSAFE researcher and begin the process.

For current CSAFE researchers, the information below is available to assist you with effectively communicating information about CSAFE research. These communication tools have been designed as consistent representations of all CSAFE marketing materials. We encourage our researchers to take advantage of the opportunity to produce uniform products in an effort to convey a consistent message about our organization.

Please contact CSAFE Communications and Outreach Coordinator Sarah Carraher at with questions regarding these materials.

CSAFE Citation Guidelines

Researchers and other stakeholders who have been supported by CSAFE need to include the following acknowledgment in all products (i.e. papers, brochures, educational materials, websites, presentations, etc.). Support might include salary, start-up funds, student support, equipment, travel or seed grant funding.

Citation Text:

This work was funded (or partially funded) by the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) through Cooperative Agreement 70NANB20H019 between NIST and Iowa State University, which includes activities carried out at Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, University of California Irvine, University of Virginia, West Virginia University, University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College and University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


CSAFE Communication Tools

If you use the LaTeX templates for either slides or a poster, be sure to use XeLaTeX to typeset/compile the document. In addition, you may need to install the fonts in the “fonts” folder of the LaTeX poster template. This can be done by double-clicking on each font file and choosing the “install font” option (on a Mac) or the “install” option (on Windows).

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