ORDS now closed, but TrunkDB is up and running

As previously reported, the ORDS ceased to be supported by the University of Oxford on 1 June this year. After a grace period of a few weeks, the servers have now been switched off. While we’re sorry to be saying … Continue reading

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ORDS to be wound down

It is with some sadness we announce that a decision has been taken to wind down the ORDS. From 1 June 2017, the service will no longer be available via the University of Oxford. This is primarily as a result … Continue reading

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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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Next ORDS training course on Monday 1st June

The termly ORDS training course will take place on Monday 1st June (6th week), starting at 2pm, at the IT Services building on Banbury Road. The course offers a general introduction to the service, and gives participants a chance to … 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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Ten reasons to use the ORDS

Since our launch last August, the ORDS has been helping Oxford researchers to create, edit, search, and share databases online. We’re pretty proud of what we’ve achieved, but we know we’re only one of many tools available. So why should … Continue reading

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