Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Project: Developing Community Action - Review of Data Management Processes

Client: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels online website dashboardExegesis was contracted to review the data management processes used by the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project. The aim of this review was to identify any problems or limitations, and to provide recommendations for improving the data capture and management processes.

The review was conducted by attending a remote briefing, SSRS staff interviews, analysing all datasets, and discussing future requirements with SSRS staff and external contractors. The information gathered was critically assessed and weaknesses identified. The main issues were accounted in a report. The recommendations were made to ensure that the future requirements of the project could be met.

As part of this project, we also wrote a specification for an online Community Hub. This detailed functional and non-functional requirements, including the user journey, volunteer pages, forums, data entry, sightings pages, data download and summary dashboard. Implementation options and time estimates were provided.

Further information from Andy Brewer.

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