All recognition processes, especially those involving non-traditional credentials, could be sped up through the use of an online database which

  • provides comprehensive information on the qualification and credential – transparency,
  • allows the adequate identification of institutions involved,
  • verifies that the student presenting the credential was actually awarded it by the institution that they claim awarded it,
  • contains a repository of all credentials earned by their owner for purposes of accumulation and portability.

MicroHE designed such a software system, i.e. Credentify. The platform is already freely available to the public. After a phase of piloting the (currently) beta version, the testing results and software code will be also published, allowing any public institution in Europe to use it in part or in full to aid their own recognition initiatives.