Niche Software Technology Helps Researchers Make Sense of Survey Data

by Geoff Dutton

AlgentaIf you have ever worked with massive amounts of data you already know that a single column heading in a dataset of 10,000 columns isn’t the easiest to work with.

Colectica, a new software product from Algenta, sets out to solve that problem through advanced metadata organization aligned with the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) standard approach for sharing data among researchers.

Co founders Dan Smith and Jeremy Iverson have been working full time on commercializing Colectica since 2006 using contract work as a funding source as well as receiving grants from the National Institues of Health. Each is also part of the Technical Implementation Committee for DDI.