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, 181 KB], and then email it to before 21 November 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 link).  Further information about how to join a Zoom meeting can be found at 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 ( 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



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): 


Day 1

Day 2

10:00 – 10:30



Course Introduction and STRmix™ overview


Course Start

10:30 – 11:30


STRmix™ Operation: Revisiting Exercise 1


STRmix™ Diagnostics

11:30 – 12:30


Biological Model


Variability in the LR

12:30 -13:00



13:00 – 14:00


Profile Building


STRmix™ court topics

14:00 – 16:30



Recap and Q&A session,

 MCMC game and

Day 2 Set up


Recap and Q&A session,

Additional Exercises and

Course Close

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