Survey on use of databases for research – please contribute!

If you are a researcher who organizes data in databases, please spare a few minutes to complete our survey on the use of databases for research: http://goo.gl/forms/1w1EjU6FAs The survey will inform Jisc decisions regarding the provision of a national database … Continue reading

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Sign up for the new ORDS hands-on course on Monday 2nd November, 2015

The University of Oxford IT Services will be running a 2-3 hour ‘hands-on’ course on using the ORDS from 2pm on Monday the 2nd November, 2015. The course will introduce the service and provide basic training for those unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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ORDS maintenance work Tuesday 27th October 7am to 9am

Please be aware that the ORDS is scheduled to be down between 7am and 9am on the 27th October 2015 for standard server updates. It is advised that you do not try to use the service during this period.

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New ORDS mailing list

If you are interested in receiving news and updates about the Online Research Database Service, please join the new ORDS mailing list. It’s unlikely that we’ll be sending out more than one email per month on average, so you won’t … Continue reading

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ORDS Release 1.0.14

It’s been almost two months since the last ORDS release, and the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we seem to have skipped a few version numbers (from 1.0.10 to 1.0.14). During this time we’ve been working on getting … Continue reading

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ORDS Release 1.0.9

The Online Research Database Service was upgraded to version 1.0.9 on 10/3/2015. If you have been following the ORDS development you may notice that this means we have skipped release 1.0.8., which was not as stable as we would have … Continue reading

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ORDS Release 1.0.7

The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) was upgraded to version 1.0.7 on the 27th January 2015. This upgrade includes the following fixes: Fixed crash when navigating between pages of query results Fixed issue where sorting the results of a newly-defined … Continue reading

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ORDS Release 1.0.6

Since the last release we have been focusing on re-engineering the ORDS schema designer to overcome a number of fairly minor problems that, in combination, have made it difficult to save changes to database structures. The system now checks that … Continue reading

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ORDS User Group to be established

We are now in the process of establishing an ORDS User Group, which will have responsibility for prioritizing future improvements and functionality, as well as raising any issues concerning the ORDS software and service. The precise terms of reference for … Continue reading

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ORDS Release 1.0.5

After a slight hiatus we have now released ORDS version 1.0.5. This doesn’t contain as many changes as previous releases as we are currently in the process of making some quite significant improvements to particular aspects of the service. Firstly, … Continue reading

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