March 8, 2023

  • Funding program is now visible on a project’s metadata and details page
  • Name and email of a tool creator is now visible on the tool’s main page
  • The upcoming News & Events panels are back on the home page
  • Event sort menu now includes “upcoming” option and users can see events based on closest events first, to the further most and then all past events with the nearest past event first
  • Title tags for Bookmarked SPARC pages are now consistent to be the page title
  • SPARC is now registered with re3data and the badge is visible across the portal’s footer

January 25, 2023

  • The Tools & Resources page has been updated with the following changes:
    • A facet has been added for the annual codeathon
    • Name and email of a tool creator is now visible on the faceted browse tools list
  • The News & Events landing page header now features the option to view all news and events
  • Submission forms on the Portal now have captchas
  • Users can now complete a News, Events, and Community Spotlight form from the New & Events faceted browse page's footer

December 14, 2022

November 02, 2022

  • Find Data faceted browse has been redesigned. Tools & Resources and SPARC Information, formerly subcategories of Find Data, can now be searched through Tools & Resources faceted browse and Other SPARC Policies link in the portal footer respectively.
  • The changelog now has a view icon to preview changes made to dataset after each new version without downloading the file
  • Date and link to the most recent newsletter is now included in the current newsletter above the newsletter archive link
  • Updated documentation on accessing data

September 21, 2022

  • News & Events landing page has been redesigned. News & Events items have been removed from the Find Data faceted browse and can now be searched through faceted browse within the News & Events sections.
  • LinkedIn icon for the SPARC LinkedIn Group has been added to the footer
  • Google Analytics 4 has been added to the SPARC portal

August 24, 2022

  • Change logs are now available for all datasets under the Versions tab and changes made to the dataset after each new version are explained.

June 29, 2022

  • On the Find Data page, there is now an option to expand all search facets.
  • A tooltip has been added on the Find Data page explaining filter logic.
  • On the flatmap, users are now able to search for anatomical structures on the map using a search bar.
  • A newsletter archive link has been added to the News and Events page.
  • A tombstone details page has been created for datasets that have been removed from the SPARC Portal.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents two new help articles:

May 23, 2022

  • A new help center has been added to the Portal.
  • A help icon and tooltip has been added on the map sidebar to explain filter behavior.

March 28, 2022

  • An auto-generated email will be sent to users on submission of Portal feedback via Contact Us.
  • The Community Spotlight landing page is now split into three sections to highlight Success Stories, along with Fireside Chats and Community Spotlights.

February 15, 2022