Aims and Goals
The Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC) is the interdisciplinary center of expertise for forensic scientific and medical research in Amsterdam.
The CLHC serves to bundle the forensic experience, knowledge and expertise of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science, the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).
The CLHC aims to develop into the Netherlands' leading forensic research institute. The centre seeks to contribute to specially themed collaborations between researchers and those working in the field, supervise ongoing projects and define new projects and initiatives. Relevant scientific insights and research methods from the academic world will be made available for the purpose of forensic research in general and crime scene research in particular.
To provide a successful academic foundation, the CLHC has been actively involved in accomplishing special chairs in forensic science. To date, special chairs have been established in the field of Forensic Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Statistics, Forensic Biology, Forensic Data Science, Forensic Radiology and Forensic Biophysics.
The CLHC strives for outstanding results, both in scope and in quality. In 2013, under the umbrella of the CLHC, a total of 30 PhD projects fully or partly dedicated to forensic science were in progress, resulting in a total of 43 peer-reviewed publications, 53 presentations at international conferences and symposia, and two PhD theses.
By promoting forensic science nationally and internationally, the CLHC seeks to create a steady stream of funding opportunities. A majority of the ongoing PhD projects receive external funding from national and international sources.
Around the world many excellent academic forensic science centers can be found. The CLHC has the ambition to establish a global network to promote the advancement of forensic science.