Your data is unique.
So should your solution be.

We help build innovative and secure data management platforms to foster evidence-based policy making and research.

Rich Data Services (RDS) empowers information systems and users by concurrently delivering data and metadata as a service. Visit the RDS website to learn more about the platform, or discover through our free Public and COVID-19 Data Centers.

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What We Do

Whether in need of an end-to-end solution or looking to address a specific data challenge, we can guide and assist you in finding the right approach.

Data Collection

Data Collection

Solve challenges surrounding the collection and ingestion of data sourced from heterogenous providers or submitters, and address data quality or harmonization issues.
Repositories

Data Repositories

Support the establishment of modern data warehouses, well managed file systems, or data virtualization solutions, for staging and production purposes.
Discovery

Data Discovery & Delivery

Deploy data catalogs, user portals, dashboards, and data access solutions backed by an industry standard service oriented architecture.

Infrastructure

Data Management Infrastructure

Ensure the availability of relevant technologies and scalable operating environment necessary to efficiently support all data related operations.
Enterprise

Enterprise Metadata Management

Establish robust metadata driven environment to complement the data management systems and ensure relevant knowledge is available to both users and applications.
Subject Matter

Subject Matter Expertise

Provide guidance and develop institutional strategies around technologies, best practices, security privacy, metadata surrounding data management.

Our Approach

Effectively Unifying Data & Metadata

Data Management Platform

We combine traditional and innovative data management tools, databases, and related technologies to ensure your data is efficiently and securely stored and managed, ready for delivery and use by consumers, analytical packages, or applications.

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Metadata Management Platform

Our Rich Data Services (RDS) is a powerful proprietary framework to capture comprehensive knowledge (metadata) surrounding data, and provide easy access to both through flexible web services (API) and web applications, and deliver high quality data products to users and information systems.

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A Custom-Tailored Solution

We understand eveyone has different needs and operating environments. We weave together data technology, metadata management, and domain best practices to elaborate a solution meeting your needs and fitting in your institution.

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Infrastructure

Whether you seek to strengthen your existing infrastructure or starting from the ground up, we work with you to ensure you effectively leverage available database, big data, virualization, and related technologies to support your data operations. We can alternativelly host your solution in a cloud or private and secure virtual data enclave.

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Strategy

From initial assessment to final execution, we offer our expertise at bringing all the pieces together as non-intrusively as possible. We recognize that managing changes is often a significant hurdle and can help you plan for a smooth transition over time.

Our Work

Selected ongoing or completed projects

MTNA COVID-19 Rich Data Services Project
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Establishment of a free public data catalog, powered by our Rich Data Service API platform, around popular and contextual COVID-19 related datasets, curated to ensure high quality and facilitate research and monitoring.

language Global
update 2020 - Present
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Statistics Canada Ariā Classification Management System
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Integrate and deploy our Aria platform in the Statistics Canada government cloud environment to support the development and maintenance of classifications and concordances driving the data production systems and for publication of national standards.

language Canada
update 2020 - Present
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Child Care Data Center
Partners

Following a successful prototyping phase, help Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) advance their Child Care Data Center by streamlining annual survey data collection processes and develop story telling data visualizations and digital reports for advocates and policy makers.

language USA
update 2019 - Present
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Continuous Capture of Metadata
Partners

Supported by a US National Science Foundation Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program grant, this collaborative research project aims to elaborate and implement innovative tools and techniques to automate the capture and understanding of data transformations applied by scripts and programs to datasets.

language Global
update 2017 - Present
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College Board Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES)
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Deliver the next generation portal for the Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES) for College Board to produce ACCUPLACER, AP, CLEP, and SAT admission and/or placement validity reports to postsecondary institutions, states, and higher education systems.

language USA
update 2017 - Present
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Concept & Classification Management System
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Modernize Statistics New Zealand enterprise solution for managing concepts, classifications (code/categories), and concordances, to support day to day data production operations, facilitate the maintenance of national standards, and better serve researchers and the public.

language New Zealand
update 2013 - Present
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Our Customers

Selected organizations we've been privileged to collaborate with

The Science of Better Data.

Work with a team passionate about data.

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