BEXIS 2.12.0 released

Summary

According to the feature requests and bug reports provided by the BEXIS 2 community this new version of BEXIS 2 contains the following changes and new features:

In the Primary data view filtering, sorting, and selecting is no available again allowing users to download custom subsets of a dataset (i.e. selected rows/columns). issue #25

There is now a dataset owner concept implemented which integrates the metadata entry form with the party package. If the mapping is provided (by data manager) users are able to assign ownership to other system users resulting in data permissions being determined automatically following predefined profiles. Issue #29, issue #40

In order to ease the upload and improve performance of the data ingest appending rows to an existing tabular dataset is now available as an alternative path to the “update” approach. issue #30

Users are now able to request access to a dataset with the click of a button. Owners of the dataset will be notified by email and can make a decision within the system. Both, parties involved can see and manage the requests from the Dashboard. Issue #31

Datasets may have attachments that can be of any file type. This is meant for any additional information (e.g. images, protocols, descriptions) that does not fit into tabular primary data nor metadata, issue #32

In addition to the regular Search there is now also a Public Search that shows only datasets marked as public to anonymous users. The regular Search contains a separate filter now for public datasets. issue #33

Uploading and updating datasets is now also possible with XLSX, CSV, TSV files (previously XLSM and TXT only), issue #34

As requested, there is also an extended Zip download available incl. separate files for metadata, primary data, data structure, etc.  issue #36

Data managers are now able to provide and manage documents (e.g. guidelines, policies) through BEXIS. issue #37

There is a first version of a visualization module which provides graphs for data managers and administrators (e.g. timeline of system activities, datasets created/deleted) issue #62

There is now two separate declarations of consent required upon user registration; one on the privacy policy, one on terms and conditions. Issue #70

The Import Data feature has been updated to improve user guidance on linking variables of the new dataset to existing variables in the system.  issue #87

Besides there has been a number of smaller user interfaces improvements (info button #27, grid visibility #76, #79

BEXIS 2.12.0 is now available on our website:
http://bexis2.uni-jena.de/releases/2-12-0/