Project
Overview

Role

Development of Data Management Portal

Client

National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory (NFDPL)

Completed On

2020

The
Project

The National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory (NFDPL) is the first DNA laboratory of its kind in Bangladesh that collects DNA samples from any sort of incident or a number of different cases across the country and provides DNA profiling reports which are highly sensitive.


In the initiative to digitalize the data archiving and report generation process for NFDPL, Dcastalia has been engaged to build the dynamic web portal that serves as the core repository for all DNA profiling case data of the country.


The information management system holds highly sensitive national data, legal exhibits, victim and witness statements, etc. which are entered into the system through multi-layered forms, and then cases are created for legal intents. Reports can also be generated from the collected data through various sorting filters such as year, case ID, location, etc., and can also be represented through data visualization techniques

scope of
work

  • Design
  • Development
  • Data Presentation
  • Data Management Application

The web portal had been designed with the users in mind, and considerable persona analysis had been conducted to improve the usability of the system. Advanced algorithms and data management techniques such as auto case generation, data representations, and many more, support the system's architecture, which is designed to mimic the actual case sample’s record-keeping process as done previously by hand.


Finally, modern technology had been utilized in safeguarding the information system from data breaches and vulnerabilities.

Technologies

Modern technology has been employed to ensure the system's quick and simple procedures, secure the highly classified data from breaches and vulnerabilities, and boost the system’s efficiency in terms of case report generation in different formats, multiple form entry, and access.

Core
Features

Fully Informative
Dashboard

For the users, an informative dashboard is presented in the system from which data can be easily grasped at a glance.


To represent the data many types of graphs and charts are displayed according to the list of reports generated after filtering the data.

Fully Informative
Dashboard

For the users, an informative dashboard is presented in the system from which data can be easily grasped at a glance.


To represent the data many types of graphs and charts are displayed according to the list of reports generated after filtering the data.

Multilayered Case
Creation System

To create a case in the system, a user with special access rights has to go through a multi-layered form-fill-up module to finally generate a case.


Each case application requires sections such as a Forwarding Form, Identification Form, Sexual Assault Examination, Sample Item Form, Exhibit Form, Document attachment option, and current report status.

Multilayered Case
Creation System

To create a case in the system, a user with special access rights has to go through a multi-layered form-fill-up module to finally generate a case.


Each case application requires sections such as a Forwarding Form, Identification Form, Sexual Assault Examination, Sample Item Form, Exhibit Form, Document attachment option, and current report status.

Restricted Access Control
For Sensitive Data

Due to the confidentiality of the case data that included DNA data with personal identification that gets uploaded into the national database, highly powerful security tools and techniques have been integrated.


A protected access control system only allows access to users with special privileges, who log in bypassing several verification steps.

Restricted Access Control
For Sensitive Data

Due to the confidentiality of the case data that included DNA data with personal identification that gets uploaded into the national database, highly powerful security tools and techniques have been integrated.


A protected access control system only allows access to users with special privileges, who log in bypassing several verification steps.

Distinct Management
Software Modules

For the users, a unique and user-centered content management system has been developed.


The system allows advanced search options into the old database for updating data or generating reports based on the information.

Distinct Management
Software Modules

For the users, a unique and user-centered content management system has been developed.


The system allows advanced search options into the old database for updating data or generating reports based on the information.

Smart Report
Generation

High-level of sorting techniques have been used to manipulate the case data and generate reports by location or time.


These reports are protected and can be accessed through verification processes. Graphical representation of the reports can also be obtained from the system.

Smart Report
Generation

High-level of sorting techniques have been used to manipulate the case data and generate reports by location or time.


These reports are protected and can be accessed through verification processes. Graphical representation of the reports can also be obtained from the system.

Challenges &
Our Approach

Sensitive & outdated
data migration

Before digitalization, there had been an immense amount of raw data which were sensitive and outdated that had to be converted into digital format

Our Approach

We analyzed their data and used various data parsing tools like excel importer, SQL queries and also manually converted these data in the system data base. We also had to use various kind of data structures to compile these out data.

Maintaining the logical
process flow of the system

One of the most crucial features of the system is the inter-connectivity of the forms to be filled up for case creation which were dependent on the type of inputs. We had to ensure the flow doesn't get disrupted logically.

Our Approach

The key approach to this problem was proper planning and brainstorming of different cases and scenarios. We ensured documented case diagrams for various types of cases and had multiple testing techniques to check all the scenarios under different logical parameters.

Ensuring Security

Both the new and old case data generated utilizing the DNA samples had to be uploaded into a mirrored link provided by the client instead of the actual national server to ensure strong security.

Our Approach

We ensured full security to avoid any kind of data breach by applying proven security methods and techniques. we successfully managed all their data and transferred on the newly built system.

User validation

Due to the classified and highly sensitive data stored in the information system, we had to ensure only certain users should be granted access into the system.

Our Approach

We implemented multi-layered security check and protocols to ensure the access control of the users. The users are validated using complex algorithms that automate the verification process and categories the users accordingly.

Key Numbers

NFDPL is one of the key bodies in Bangladesh for whom the fully digital information system provides a substantial support in archiving national data.

The powerful system helps in ensuring security for the classified data which supports many investigating and detective agencies to solve criminal cases in the country.

+M

Data storage
capacity

+K

data
Collected

%

Increase in
efficiency

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Some of our client’s feedback.

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It was an amazing experience partnering with Dcastalia Ltd & I would highly Recommend Them

Dcastalia Limited has shown profound rigor in professionalism and expertise. Working with them collaboratively has greatly helped NFDPL to establish a digital platform that efficiently manages larger number of data, subsequently streamlining related activities. They have greatly supported us by acknowledging our needs and working accordingly in building an effective and easy-to-use database application system that has fostered growth for us.

It was an amazing experience partnering with Dcastalia Ltd and I would highly encourage others to work with them

Abu Sufian

DNA Analyst, NFDPL

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