This STRmix™ refresher training workshop is configured as a blend of online e-learning modules and remotely delivered live content.  It is open to participants who have already attended full STRmix™ user training and are interested in updating their skills and knowledge.

Spaces are limited, so please download the registration form by clicking here [PDF, 62 KB] then email it to rena.lawless@esr.cri.nz as soon as possible to secure your place (1 form per participant).  Please note: our workshops tend to become fully booked 4-6 months in advance.

General meeting instructions:  Please note the following requirements for participation in this remotely delivered STRmix™ training workshop:

  • Participants are responsible for provision of a PC and internet (broadband) connection that is capable of both receiving and transmitting uninterrupted audio and video via Zoom meetings. It is strongly recommended participants join via a download of Zoom. You can test your internet connection by joining a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test(external link).  Further information about how to join a Zoom meeting can be found at here(external link).
  • Confirmed participants will be provided shortly beforehand with a Zoom meeting invite for this training comprising a Zoom meeting ID and password. This must not be shared with non-participants.
  • Participants are requested to join the Zoom meeting promptly as follows:
    • with microphone muted, and
    • displaying the same name they have registered with, to ensure smooth access to the training.
    • from the same PC they will be using to run STRmix™ during the training.
  • It is a requirement that participants join Zoom for this training via computer audio and video (not via telephone).  Whilst not essential, using a multi-screen configuration is recommended for the practical elements of the live sessions.

Workshop price

Overview:  This workshop will allow participants to revise the core concepts and mathematical principals underpinning STRmix™, refamiliarize themselves with the operation of the software through “hands on” exercises in the latest STRmix™ version, be updated on STRmix™ court issues, and access live Q&A sessions with our STRmix™ subject matter experts.  Refer to the draft schedule below for further details.

 Participants will also receive:

  • the STRmix™ User’s manual (electronic PDF)
  • the STRmix™ Operation Manual and STRmix™ Implementation and Validation guide (electronic PDF)
  • a 2-month evaluation version of STRmix™
  • electronic copies of training materials (for download prior to the training)
  • a certificate of attendance (after completion).

Online training modules:  Approximately three weeks prior to the training, participants will be provided with online access to the e-lessons via the Talent LMS e-learning platform (https://www.talentlms.com/(external link)).  Please allow ample time to complete these lessons prior to the Day 1 live content of the course. 

STRmix™ Evaluation version installation: This will be a remote installation of the latest versions of STRmix™ approximately three weeks before the start of the workshop. 

Computer specifications: A laptop or PC is required during the workshop and we recommend it meets the ‘medium’ specifications listed here(external link) as well as having access to the following software:

  • MS Excel
  • A PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat
  • Zoom

 

 

Draft timetable (subject to minor change)

Time

≤3 weeks prior

Day 1

Day 2

1300-1315

Self-directed e-learning modules

Course Introduction

E-lesson recap and Q&A session (Part 2)

1315-1330

Please complete these modules at your own pace, prior to the commencement of Day 1 [indicative hours to complete]

STRmix Overview

1330-1345

 -Test your STRmix™ set up [0.25]

1345-1400

 -Basic operation of STRmix™ v2.11 Profile deconvolution and LR assignment [1.5]

1400-1415

 -Biological Model [1]

E-lesson recap and Q&A session (Part 1)

1415-1430

 -Profile Building [1]

Worked Exercises

1430-1445

 -STRmix™ Reports and Diagnostics [1.5]

1445-1500

 -Variability in the LR (STRmix™ v2.11) [1.5]

1500-1515

 -STRmix™ Court Topics [2]

MCMC game

1515-1530

 

1530-1545

 

1545-1600

 

Course close

 

 

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