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INSPECTr Project

Intelligence Network & Secure Platform for Evidence Correlation and Transfer

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About the Project

Principal Objective

The principal objective of INSPECTr will be to develop a shared intelligent platform and a novel process for gathering, analysing, prioritising and presenting key data to help in the prediction, detection and management of crime in support of multiple agencies at local, national and international level.


This data will originate from the outputs of free and commercial digital forensic tools complemented by online resource gathering. Using both structured and unstructured data as input the developed platform will facilitate the ingestion and homogenisation of this data with increased levels of automisation, allowing for interoperability between outputs from multiple data formats.

Knowledge Discovery

Using various knowledge discovery techniques, the investigator will be allowed to visualise and bookmark important evidential material and export it to an investigative report.

In addition to providing basic and advanced cross-correlation analysis with existing case data this technique will aim to improve knowledge discovery across exhibit analysis within a case, between separate cases and ultimately between interjurisdictional investigations.

INSPECTr will employ big data analytics, cognitive machine learning and blockchain approaches to significantly improve digital and forensics capabilities for pan-European LEAs.

INSPECTr intends to reduce the complexity and the costs in law enforcement agencies and related actors to use leading edge analytical tools proportionally and in line with relevant legislation.

The final developed platform will be freely available to all LEAs.

Ethics and Societal Impact

The INSPECTr project seeks to increase the security of the EU, while complying with the tenets of Responsible Research and Innovation and national and European research ethics requirements in a manner that that respects and preserves civil liberties.

Project Award Information

The project entitled Intelligence Network and Secure Platform for Evidence Correlation and Transfer (INSPECTr) is funded under the following programmes:
H2020-EU.3.7.1 - Fight crime, illegal trafficking, and terrorism, including understanding and tackling terrorist ideas and beliefs.
H2020-EU.3.7.8 - Support the Union's external security policies including through conflict prevention and peace building.

Under EU Grant Agreement ID: 833276

The action commenced on 1st September 2019, for a duration of 42 months, due to end February 28th 2023.

The Project is Coordinated by University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin IRELAND

Topic(s) SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020 - Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism.
Call for proposal H2020-SU-SEC-2018
Funding Scheme RIA - Research and Innovation action

Project Goals


Leveraging and integrating existing research outputs that are currently attempting to address the main challenges of modern digital forensics, INSPECTr will develop a multi-jurisdictional platform for digital forensics and intelligence gathering


Utilising a high-tech approach to solving high-tech crime with final developed platform made freely available to all LEAs, a platform that supports digital forensics evidence capture and unified federated analysis at both national and international level, iteratively designed and tested under guidance from LEA partners.

Privacy and Ethics

The platform will incorporate privacy and ethics by design principles and take into consideration national and international legislation

Reduced Complexity

INSPECTr intends to reduce the complexity and the costs in law enforcement agencies by providing cutting-edge analytical tools, proportionally and in line with relevant legislation (including fundamental rights). The platform will provide extended options for multi-level and cross-border collaboration, facilitating reactive and preventive policing through the detection and prediction of cybercrime operations/trends.

Innovative Ideas

The EU funded INSPECTr project will integrate a range of high-tech approaches including Big Data analytics, cognitive machine learning and blockchain technologies into a shared intelligence platform improving digital and forensic capabilities whilst reducing complexity and cost of cross-border collaboration


Contact Us

INSPECTr Project Coordinator (UCD-CCI)
UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation
UCD School of Computer Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

+353 1 716 2934
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