Digital Research, Inc. (DRI) is rooted in a rich tradition of survey research. Our founder, Bob Domine, trained at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, in the late 1970’s. There, he contributed a color-coded data collection instrument to a nationwide study commissioned by the US Postal Service, which eventually found its way into universal use. You can see its legacy atop every USPS postal scale, today. An original copy of that instrument, faded to nearly black-and-white, hangs in our office.