This STRmix™ refresher training workshop is configured as a 50:50 blend of online e-learning modules and remotely delivered live content.  Delivered over two approximately 6hr sessions, 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, 139 KB], and then email it to rena.lawless@esr.cri.nz before 25 October 2021 to register your interest (1 form per participant).   Attendance will be confirmed once minimum attendee numbers are met.

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 https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806#h_bd83fa44-e32f-47b6-8fd6-0e2d1eb6077b(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)

Workshop price: $US 650 per participant (introductory 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), describing in detail the mathematics and biology behind STRmix™
  • the STRmix™ Operation Manual and STRmix™ Implementation and Validation guide (electronic PDF)
  • a 2-month evaluation version of STRmix™
  • electronic copies of training material (for download prior to the training)
  • a certificate of attendance (after completion).

Online training modules:  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)).  For best results, these should be completed during the training course.

STRmix™ Evaluation version installation: This will be a remote installation of STRmix™ approximately a week before the start of the workshop.  Participants are encouraged to test their installation is operational using the Test Run module also provide via Talent LMS.  A laptop is required during the workshop and the specifications are as follows:

 

Minimum specifications

Recommended specifications

Intel core (Quad core) processor

Intel core i5, i7 2.6 GHz

4 GB RAM

16 GB RAM

300MB free HDD space

300MB free HDD space

Minimum of 4 cores

Minimum of 4 cores

Windows 10 or above

Windows 10 Professional 64 bit or above

 

 

Software specifications:

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • MS Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Zoom

 

 

Draft schedule (subject to minor changes): 

MST

Day 1

Day 2

10:00 – 10:30

 

LIVE:

Course Introduction and STRmix™ overview

LIVE:

Course Start

10:30 – 11:30

E-LESSON:

STRmix™ Operation: Revisiting Exercise 1

E-LESSON:

STRmix™ Diagnostics

11:30 – 12:30

E-LESSON:

Biological Model

E-LESSON:

Variability in the LR

12:30 -13:00

BREAK

BREAK

13:00 – 14:00

E-LESSON:

Profile Building

E-LESSON:

STRmix™ court topics

14:00 – 16:30

 

LIVE:

Recap and Q&A session,

 MCMC game and

Day 2 Set up

LIVE:

Recap and Q&A session,

Additional Exercises and

Course Close

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