If you are an external examiner, or someone who is looking to become one, the Database enables you to make your name available to universities. Providing brief information assists in the matching of skills and experience, and is likely to facilitate the appointment process.
If you are a head of department, the Database provides a list of potential external examiners who may be suitable for your course. There is an opportunity for you to plan ahead and arrange for the appointment of new external examiners well before your existing contracts expire. It will also help you to match the academic expertise with your needs.