Database design and development

Our detailed knowledge of economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, allied with our understanding of the research issues and policy questions which the data can be applied to, means that we are ideally placed to design databases for storing the information concerned in a coherent and readily accessible way. Being regular user of data, we know what other users are looking for, the way in which the information can most effectively be organised, the systems of classification which can most meaningfully be applied, and the facilities and functions which can most helpfully be incorporated to assist in processing, interrogating, analysing and presenting the data.

Through our sister company, Alphametrics, we also have the technical skills to turn these features into practical form, into a software system which is easy to use and update and which can be linked with the standard Microsoft packages so that the information stored can be transferred to and from these as required.