About the institute

VERIFIN is an institute in the Department of Chemistry under the Faculty of Science in the University of Helsinki. VERIFIN was established in 1994, as continuation of the Chemical Weapons (CW) research project working since 1973. Operations of VERIFIN are mainly funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. VERIFIN supports the disarmament of chemical weapons by development of identification methods for chemical warfare agents (CWA).