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European projects

Other projects

CINQUIFOR has led other national projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the University of Alcalá or the University Institute for Research in Police Sciences (IUICP) of the University itself. See all the projects of CINQUIFOR 


Our commitment to sustainable development

Finished projects

In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new path to improve life in the world in a global and egalitarian way.  To this end, it has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with diverse themes and influence at different levels. The lines of research we are currently developing are focused on sustainable development with a view to the 2030 Agenda.  Our aim is to ensure that all our efforts are aimed at a fairer, more egalitarian and environmentally responsible future.

Evaluation of the activity of novel polymeric films to

inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in foodstuffs

Food   research   is   focused   on   enhancing   food   safety   through   the   development   of new   films   with   bactericidal   and   antioxidant   action,   applied   to   food   packaging.        The   use   of   biodegradable   polymers,   together   with   the   reduced   waste   that   is achieved   by   extending   the   life   of   foodstuffs,   makes   it   possible   to   achieve   a   lower volume     of     waste,     less     toxicity,     and     therefore     contributes     to     reducing environmental pollution as well as greater food safety.
Related SDG:

Real-time on-site forensic trace qualification (RISEN)

European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

European Commission Grant Agreement No 883116

Reference no | H2020-SU-FCT02-2019-883116  

Execution date | 01/07/2020- 30/06/2024

Improving   the   identification   of   biological   fluids   at   the   scene   of   a   crime   is   an elementary   step   in   the   police   investigation   and   prosecution   of   suspected   crimes.     Biological   fluids   such   as   blood   can   be   confused   with   everyday   interferents   such as   chocolate   or   ketchup,   depending   on   the   type   of   surface   they   impregnate   or the   time   they   are   collected.   This   work   is   part   of   an   EU-funded   project   in   the H2020     programme     where     scientists,     technologists     and     law     enforcement personnel   are   working   together   to   make   people   safer   in   order   to   protect   and defend themselves.
Related SDG:

Identification of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS)

use profiles in Spain

Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales (IUICP)

Universidad de Alcalá

Reference no | IUICP-2019/07

Execution date | 05/12/2019 - 05/12/2021

New   Psychoactive   Substances   (NPS)   are   of   great   interest   in   the   National   Plan   on Drugs    and   Addictions    (2018-2020)   where    they    are    recognised    as    a    threat    to public   health.      Collaboration   is   carried   out   with   the   General   Commissariat   of Scientific   Police   (CGPC),   the   Criminalistics   Service   of   the   Civil   Guard   (SCGC)   and the    National    Institute    of    Toxicology    and    Forensic    Sciences    (INTCF)    for    the acquisition   and   use   of   analytical   instrumentation with   high   identification   capacity that   leads   to   a   better   identification   of   NPS   and   their   metabolites   and   thus   be   able to   update   the   profiles   of   NPS   consumption   in   Spain   and   face   actions   that   allow updating the existing regulatory framework.
Related SDG:

Identifying risk factors for drug-facilitated sexual

abuse (DFSA) based on forensic-police data

Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Ciencias Policiales (IUICP)

Universidad de Alcalá

Reference no | IUICP-2019/06

Execution date | 01/11/2018- 31/08/2021

Drug-facilitated    sexual    assault    (DFSA)    due    to    drug    use    has    received    special attention   in   recent   decades.      We   make   use   of   advanced   analytical   tools   and efficient   data   collection   from   police   reports   and   expert   toxicology   reports.      The aim   is   to   analyse   the   social   problems   of   DFSA,   interpret   the   results   and   transfer the     conclusions     to     the     institutional     level     and     disseminate     them     to     the international     scientific     community     through     the     publication     of     the     results obtained.
Related SDG:
Related SDG:      

Evaluation and educational intervention to prevent

drug use and sexual violence in youth leisure contexts

Research Projects on Addictions 2018 of the National Plan on Drugs -

Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare (MSCBS)

Reference no | 2018I032 

Execution date | 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

Chemical-toxicological    and    epidemiological    research    and    educational    intervention actions   in   the   teaching   framework,   with   service-learning   methodologies   related   to alcohol    and    drug-facilitated    sexual    abuse,    constitute    one    of    the    group's    lines    of research.        Raising    social    awareness    of    the    problem    of    drug-facilitated    sexual aggression,   a   form   of   sexual   violence   that   especially   affects   young   women   in   leisure contexts.

Development of a spectrometer to measure the ultra-

weak photonic emission of people in stimulated states

Proyects “Explora Ciencia” 2017-Ministry of Science, Innovation and

Universities (MICINN)

Reference no |



Execution date | 01/11/2018 - 31/08/2021

Biophotonic   radiation   emitted   by   humans   is   visually   undetectable   as   it   is   3-6   orders   of magnitude   below   the   threshold   of vision   of   the   human   eye.         Its   quantification   is   related to   the   knowledge   and   diagnosis   of   emotional   and   even   physical   health   status   in   chronic pain   diseases.   What   if   fruits   and   plants   were   also   sensitive   to   the   conditions   of   their environment?         They   also   emit   biophotons   and   it   is   very   interesting   to   assess   whether we   can   know   whether   a   fruit   has   been   treated   with   pesticides   that   affect   our   health   or whether it has been cared for in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
Related SGD:
Alcohol   is   the   main   drug   present   in   situations   of   sexual   violence   in   nightlife   contexts, where    gender    inequality    is    manifested.    This    project    proposes    research    into    the relationship   between   alcohol/drug   use   and   sexual   violence   among   young   people, using   the   university   context   as   a   diagnostic   tool   and   a   seed   for   participative   actions   by young    people    in    environmental    prevention,    among    peers,    in    terms    of    drugs    and gender-based violence.

Transdisciplinary approach to investigate and prevent

drug-facilitated sexual assault through a prospective


Research Projects on Addictions 2021 of the National Plan on Drugs -

Ministry of Health.

Reference no | 2021I052 

Execution date | 01/01/2022- 31/12/2024

Related SDG :
The   aim   of   this   project   is   to   contribute   to   the   elimination   of   all   forms   of   violence against   women   and   girls   and   youth   empowerment   for   active   participation   in   global processes    and    efforts    aimed    at    building    a    better    future    and    achieving    the challenges   of   the   2030   Agenda   for   Sustainable   Development.   All   this   through   the study    and    prevention    of    sexual    violence    in    nightlife    contexts,    and    specifically, sexual   aggression   facilitated   by   psychoactive   substances   among   young   people and teenagers.

Youth in action overcoming global


Call of the University of Alcalá and the General Foundation of the

University of Alcalá for projects and activities related to the promotion of

the 2030 Agenda.

Reference no | FGUA-UAH 21-22 García y Montalvo

Execution date | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

Related SDG :
This   project   seeks   to   promote   real   and   effective   equality   between   men   and   women from   a   comprehensive   sexual   education   approach.   Adopting   an   approach   focused on   the   intersection   of   inequalities   in   women   for   the   preventive   approach   to   drug- facilitated    sexual    aggressions    in    youth    leisure    contexts.    An    approach    based    on scientific    evidence    and    directed    against    the    cultural   violence    that    underlies    the phenomenon   of   drug-facilitated   sexual   assault,   raising   awareness   of   rape   myths   and sexist social attitudes and perceptions.

Knowledge transfer and dissemination: co-educating and

building international support and networks against alcohol and

drug-facilitated sexual assault in youth entertainment contexts

Call for the implementation of university activities related to Equality for

the year 2021.

Reference no | 42/1ACT/21 

Execution date | 01/01/2022- 31/12/2022

Related SDG :

Reference  no | PIUAH21/CC-059

Execution date | 01/12/2021 – 31/12/2022

Grants For The Realization Of UAH Research Projects - 2021

Grupo de investigación de la Universidad de Alcalá