Our Research and Development

R & D Criteria

Cardinal provides complete, reliable, consolidated and navigable EHS law text, text summaries in layman's terms, and quality guidance on implications, in different languages, with the facility for pre-selection on the Internet on the basis of relevance. R&D underpins and furthers these services, and involves 3 key areas of innovation:

  • E-commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Environmental Portals

R & D Innovation Status

Cardinal's DELIS Project was the company's R&D project that complied with the UK Government's guidelines for R&D tax credits - the category of activity that is a 'project that seeks (has sought) to achieve an advance in science or technology' (per the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry guidelines dated 5 March 2004). In addition, the project had the capacity for qualification for UK Government DTI Innovation Grant funding, although it did not access these funds.

The DELIS* Legislation Information Project

The DELIS* (direct enquiry law information system) Project was established in 2002 and was the governing R&D project for more than 10 years. This Project realised a library (database) of the multi-language law text of international and European laws and the national and local laws of many jurisdictions worldwide, as well as the associated detailed practical activity-specific text. It also put in place the technology to make this information available to users at affordable prices via client internet systems.

The DELIS* Phases

Phase I - Database Development User navigation
Phase II - Internet Hosting Secure Information Access
Phase III - Scaling Technical Apprenticeships

Specified tasks in all Phases were completed in the period 2003 to 2018.
The DELIS Project has now concluded.

DELIS* (direct enquiry law information system)