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Social Innovations Database (BDIS)



The Center for Research on Social Innovations (Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales - CRISES) is an interuniversity and multidisciplinary research centre. Since 2012, CRISES has been developing its Social Innovations Database (Base de données sur les innovations sociales - BDIS). As of January 1, 2021, the database gathers more than 150 case studies conducted by, or under the supervision of, CRISES faculty members on a wide variety of SI-related topics. The BDIS website is based on the tree structure of key concepts and definitions found in its database.

The organisation's needs:

  • Starting from the publication created by the CRISES, implement a website that allows researchers the possibility to explore the Social Innovations tree structure of key concepts and definitions
  • Analyze and convert the publication into a database-friendly format
  • Setup search tools and content relationships to facilitate the browsing of definitions

Our proposal:

  • Create custom scripts to convert the original document in a CSV spreadsheet that can then be imported into a database
  • Using the Drupal content management system, setup a database structure customized to the content produced by CRISES: entities, attributes, categories, subcategories, and sub-subcategories
  • Use Drupal's built-in systems (taxonomy system, related content, search tools) to improve site navigation
  • Custom visual integration implementing colour-coded categories and using the style guide from the main CRISES website

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