August 31, 2021

  • In the Gallery tab of Dataset details page, a segmentation viewer is now available for viewing relevant segmentation data.
  • The SPARC Help Center presents a new help article about the SPARC Portal Data Repository Structure.

July 19, 2021

  • A Community Spotlight section has been added to the News and Events page, featuring a section that highlights SPARC science achievements and breakthroughs.
  • A new request form for Airtable and Slack accounts has been added to the help article User Accounts and Organizations to facilitate access to these accounts.

June 7, 2021

  • The scaffold viewer now supports permalinks, enabling users to easily share and save specific views on the SPARC Portal.
  • On the Tools and Resources section of the SPARC Portal, detail pages have been added; see an example here.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents two new help articles:

April 27, 2021

  • Embargoed datasets are now displayed on the Portal, maintaining the privacy of relevant files and scientific metadata during the embargo period.
  • Primary publications are displayed under the About tab on the Dataset details page.
  • Users can now submit news and event items to be displayed on the Portal directly from the News and Events page.

March 16, 2021

  • On the Dataset details page, users can now find all versions of datasets and studies.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a new document about the Gallery Viewer.
  • A "Policies" section has been added to the SPARC Portal footer, so users can easily find them all in one place.
  • On the Home page, a "view more" button is now featured under 'Find Data by Category' to navigate to datasets by organ easily.
  • Maps now support permalinks enabling users to easily share and save specific views on the SPARC Portal's flatmap section.
  • The following file formats now launch viewers in the file action menu on the dataset details page: PDF, TXT, JPG, PNG, SVG, and MP4.

February 2, 2021

  • Under the About tab on the Dataset details page, the user can now find associated publications below references.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a new article on SPARC Data and Usage Statistics.
  • Each News and Events now have a landing page that can display more information.

December 21, 2020

  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a new article on K-Core under the Data & Resource Center section.
  • The SPARC About Page now exhibits an additional article on the future plans of the SPARC Portal.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a separate article regarding the other platforms associated with the SPARC Portal.

November 9, 2020

  • The SPARC Portal and its pipeline now recognizes these additional file formats: CRAM, JPEG2000, NDPI, NIFTI, OIB, OIF, ROI, SWC
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a separate article about the dataset details gallery viewer.

September 28, 2020

  • At the bottom of all pages, “Glossary”, “Terms of Service” and “Material sharing policy” options are added to allow users to navigate to the respective SPARC project pages effortlessly.
  • The SPARC Portal Help Center presents a separate article about the SPARC Materials Sharing Policy.
  • The About SPARC page now has a new section regarding the SPARC's Plans for the Future.
  • On the Projects listing page, the NIH Award is now a clickable link redirecting to the NIH RePORT page.
  • On Dataset details pages, there is now a "Cite Dataset" button in the upper portion of the page so the user can easily navigate to the citation section.

August 17, 2020

  • At the bottom of the SPARC Portal homepage, the “SPARC Publications” option is added to allow users to find all the publications linked to a SPARC project.
  • On the “Find Data” page, the title of the page now appears over the search bar, so users know which page they’re on.