University of the West of Scotland


Database Technology Professional (DBTech Pro)

Principal investigators : Professor Thomas M Connolly

Funding Body : EU Leonardo Da Vinci

Value : €400,000

Project Partners :

The DBTech Pro project will develop a model for a European Certificate for a Professional, Database Expert Licence and plan and test educational materials and laboratories for guiding the training process. The project will define and set a standard for exams and tests how to show the knowledge.


  • To define the knowledge area needed for a person to call her/him a database expert.
  • To plan, develop and test different teaching methods and laboratories to be used to give somebody the knowledge defined in the first phase.
  • To run a survey and negotiate the possibilities to develop a certificate for database professionals borrowing the concept of European Computer Driving License but in advanced level.