SBIR Phase I: Data Discovery Tool

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Prometheus Research
New Haven, CT 06510
Principal Investigator


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop a product that enables automated access to any relational database via the web - a web-browser for non-technical users; XML/JSON/CSV for more technical users who wish to use the data in their own applications. The system will first intergotate and determine a database's contents and allow the owner to select access levels. Researchers can then interact with the data or share references to data sets with a URL. The key innovation is a systematic scheme for automatically mapping any relational database into a set of URLs. Successful completion of this project will liberate valuable data trapped in research systems for collaboration and analysis.