What are the key elements of a LIMS for forensics and medical examiners?

Forensics and medical examiners’ labs can be diverse places, with a wide variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines, creating a wide variety of information and data and requiring a wide variety of methods and procedures. A base set of forensic science LIMS functionality can improve efficiencies, manage workflows, improve information and data security, and better provide integrity to evidence and data provenance through chain of custody and audit trail mechanisms.