Skip to content

What is CoRA?

Commingled human remains are often encountered in archaeological and forensic contexts. A bone by bone inventory is an important step in segregating commingled remains into individuals and determining the minimum number of individuals present. In order to achieve individual identification a controlled and consistent specimen-level inventory procedure must be followed. The Commingled Remains Analytics (CoRA) web application, database and APIs are a community resource for inventorying assemblages of commingled human remains, while providing a framework of analytic methods, visualization techniques and tools to assist in the segregation and identification process.

CoRA Ecosystem Architecture

CoRA Ecosystem

The CoRA Ecosystem is built on a flexible, extensible and modular architecture, allowing for new modules to be added. It provides for easy integration with the flexibility to add new applications based on the cora data and integration frameworks. Users will be able to easily access their data via the data integration API allowing for integrations with other external systems as well as use for advanced analytics modules based upon new research, tools and technologies.


The CoRA Ecosystem is built with security in mind. The CoRA application and information systems meets the minimum requirements as outlined in the DoDI 8582.01 and NIST SP 800-171-r2 the authoritative source of the CUI security requirements. The security requirements in SP 800-171 Revision 2 are available in multiple data formats and are available to download at NIST SP 800-171.

In the near future, we plan to be in compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) which is a unifying standard for the implementation of cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The CMMC framework includes a comprehensive and scalable certification element to verify the implementation of processes and practices associated with the achievement of a cybersecurity maturity level. The CMMC 2.0 Model is designed to provide increased assurance to the Department that a DIB company can adequately protect sensitive unclassified information, accounting for information flow down to subcontractors in a multi-tier supply chain.

How do I report a security vulnerability?

If you discover a security vulnerability within CoRA, please create an issue on GitHub or please send an e-mail to Sachin Pawaskar at or All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.

Contribution Guidelines

If you are submitting documentation for the current stable release, submit it to the corresponding branch. For example, documentation for CoRA 1.0 would be submitted to the 1.0 branch, documentation for CoRA 2.0 would be submitted to the 2.0 branch and so on. Documentation intended for the next release of CoRA should be submitted to the master branch.

How to Cite CoRA?

How do I Cite CoRA?

(Pawaskar et al., 2021)

(Pawaskar et al., 2021) as

Sachin Pawaskar, E. Streetman, C. LeGarde, N. Jensen, S. Raut, F. Damann, V. Rahangdale, J. Smith, W. Wetzel, C. Venkatesan, L. Biehler-Gomez, K. East, T. V. Deest, J. Lynch, b. New, & Sihley Pawaskar. (2021). spawaskar-cora/cora-docs: Open Community Release (v2.1.0). Zenodo.

Last update: 2023-12-30
Created: 2023-12-17