This may well be a bore for everyone but the TRIP Database has passed a significant milestone. In March we were searched 1,001,360 times.

When TRIP was available via a subscription only we were searched around 25,-30,000 times per month. We switched to free access towards the end of 2006 and have grown dramatically since then. As a result of all this we have had to introduce new hardware and new software solutions to keep up with the demand. A new system should go online in 4-6 weeks which will see searches becoming over 5 times quicker.

Although there has been a good chance of reaching the million mark for a few days (and we only just made it), we at TRIP are delighted with March’s results.

I think it’s a bit early for champagne!