Release notes for Version 2.0

Record History
Added on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM by Cartailler, Jean-Philippe
Modified on February 20, 2013 at 1:41 PM by Cartailler, Jean-Philippe
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VCSCBi: Labnodes Releases Master

We have resolved 234 ticketed new features, tasks, bugs, or improvements. Significant improvements are listed below:

New Features

  • New user interface.  The new user interface allows for one click navigation to editing your profile, collections and affiliations, viewing your workspace, resources and communities, and direct links to external feeds and services such as C.O.R.E.S.
  • Assign a delegate to edit your profile.  Now you may assign a delegate (either a current or new user) to update your member profile including your contact information, publications and more.
  • Global search.  Users may search the entire website in a permission-sensitive fashion.
  • Upload your biosketch.  Keep a current copy of your NIH biosketch at Labnodes by uploading it to your profile page.
  • Link to ResearcherID.  Include your ResearcherID and link to RID to view your publications and calculate your citation metrics including your average citations per article, h-index and more.
  • Account profile wizards.  We have added a simple step-by-step process that walks you through creating your account profile; including publications, research profile, assigning a delegate and setting your email preferences.
  • Breadcrumb navigation.  Backtrack your navigation by clicking on the breadcrumb path located at the top of each page
  • New search options for finding people. 
  • Publications for vectors.  The vectors resource type now supports adding PubMed citations/publications.
  • Delete a workgroup.  Workgroups – and all their content – can now be deleted. 
  • Add attachments to all resources types.  Attach files, images, and other types of files to all resource types including antibodies, mice, vectors and documents.
  • Programmatic access for user profile public data.  Access user profile data programmatically - contact for details.
  • VU Email addresses validated by LDAP.  Email addresses are now validated via the LDAP system, thus increasing accuracy.


  • Improved dashboard.  Add resources, manage delegates and add meetings directly from your dashboard page.  Access data feeds and other services, such as C.O.R.E.S.
  • Member listings layout improved.  The full listing of people at Labnodes now includes the user’s image, title and primary affiliation along with a link to his/her profile.
  • Users must accept VU Terms of Usage when creating an account.  All users are required to accept the Vanderbilt University Acceptable Terms of Usage policy prior to creating an account.
  • Show featured collections only in the side menu. The side menu has been de-cluttered. To display collections in the side menu, use the “Feature Collection” functionality.
  • Easier to accept affiliations invitations.  The member manage affiliations page now defaults to listing  pending community invites, reducing the number of clicks to finish the operation.
  • Improved attachment icons.  Attachments are more recognizable by the using file type-specific icons.
  • Expanded member role options.  We have expanded the member role types to include Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate Student and Undergraduate Student.
  • View all member affiliations, both past and current
  • Sharing made simpler. Instructional text added to Share Resource window; “Find a member to directly share this resource with.”
  • Publications are automatically featured.  By default, all member and community publications are now featured.  Publications may be unfeatured simply by clicking the, “Publication not featured” box.
  • Link to Labnodes marketing material.  The bottom menu now includes a link to Labnodes brochures and marketing materials.
  • New navigation systems.  A variety of new navigation systems have been improved to provide quicker access to information and less clutter.
  • Permissions.  Setting permissions for subscriptions and contributions has been simplified.
  • Mouse strain resource type.  Both the mouse strain and genetic alterations forms have been improved.
  • Publications.  By default, when members add publications, they are featured.
  • Paginated content is now AJAXed.  Instead of a whole pages reloading, when users navigation across paginated listings, only the content itself is updated, providing a faster user experience.
  • Numerous minor fixes.