The International Identity Federation was formed in Scotland during 2006. IDFed provides a web-based solution to the problem of identification of injured or distressed travellers. Members are issued with a unique number embossed onto an identity tag or bracelet. They use a forum to log their movements and this relates back to a secure data base controlled by a 24-hour monitoring service. In the event of a member being found helpless, the 18-digit unique number (created using an algorithm) is used to inform next of kin or employers and aid in the treatment and/or repatriation of the member. For those undertaking particularly hazardous or dangerous journeys, DNA profiling is also offered through a UK Department of Justice approved specialist DNA laboratory based at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.