GPS-ibd and Relationship Analysis
GPS-ibd is an automated application that can dramatically improve the speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness of DNA-based relationship analysis. GPS-ibd evolved from an earlier application developed and used by the Forensic Science Service. This application has been extensively and rigorously tested and validated by Dr Maguire, and the mathematical modelling verified in conjunction with LGC.
In February 2016 LGC was successful in gaining ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service), under schedule no. 0003 for Relationship Analysis Services using GPS-ibd software. See the press release here.
GPS-ibd can be used for routine civil paternity testing, relationship analysis for immigration casework, human identification in missing person’s casework or in mass fatality (DVI) casework. In addition, GPS-ibd can be used for familial searching of DNA databases.
If, as a laboratory Director or researcher, you have an interest in this type of forensic analysis and would like more information about GPS-ibd, please don't hesitate to contact me through LinkedIn or complete our contact form here.