Monthly Archives: October 2018

A new version of SEEK is now available, version 1.7.0

A new version of SEEK is now available, version 1.7.0. Full details can
be found at

Highlights include

– Programme wide sharing permissions
Researchers can now apply the fine-grained sharing permissions of assets in SEEK to share with whole programmes. This offers our researchers further support in making data “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”.

– ISA graph improvements
The ISA graph has been modified to provide better visuals for larger ISA structures. In addition we also offer a list-style view of the ISA structure for those wanting to navigate their assets with a more traditional view. You can find screen shots, and further information in our documentation

– Changes to Sample Type visibility
A Sample Type now only become visible outside of a Project if it has public samples associated. This change has allowed us to open up Sample Type creation to all members of projects, where previously only project administrators were able to create sample types.

– Special support for for NCBI sample attribute types
Users can now select NCBI IDs as a special sample attribute. This allows automatic linking with Organisms registered in SEEK. This is part of our ongoing work to replace SEEK strains with a dedicated Sample Type.

– Linking Documents to Events, and vice versa.

There has also been quite a bit of back-end maintenance and tidying up.

The guide to upgrade is available at Note that with this
version Ruby 2.4 is required, using 2.2 or 2.3 will result in errors.

The fairdom/seek:1.7 docker image is also available, and upgrading for
Docker Compose can be found at the end of

We Are Providing Data Management Support for the Second ERACoBioTech Call.

FAIRDOM currently supports more than half of the projects from the first ERACoBioTech Call in their data management. We are offering our support services for the second  ERA CoBioTech call. We can work with you to draft your data management plan, and then provide software, training, and support throughout your project. We will be holding webinars on the following dates.

Webinar Dates and Times for Second ERACoBioTech Call

Monday 29th October 2018: 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET
Wednesday 7th November 2018: 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET
Tuesday 13th November 2018: 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET

To register, please fill in the google form: Webinar Registration

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