This is an outline of plans the core SEEK development team will be working on in the near future.

It is an overview of the main priorities, and milestones. SEEK is developed following an Agile development process, meaning some of the features and timing may change - however, these items are very high in our priorities.

They are expected to be added to SEEK in roughly the order they are presented here.

Feature Milestone date
JSON Read API (Application Programming Interface) Summer 2017
Write API Autumn 2017
Further integration with openBIS, with improved metadata mappings Winter 2017
Metadata search and querying Winter 2017
Research Object import Winter 2017


These are completed Roadmap features, and includes the version of SEEK the feature was included in.

You can find more details about each release in our Change Logs

Feature SEEK version
Rails 4 upgrade 1.4
Integration with openBIS 1.3
Improved Samples/Treatments/SOP handling 1.2
Docker and Docker Compose support 1.2
Licensing of Assets 1.1
Research Object Snapshots of Assays and Studies 1.1
Self management of projects and programmes 1.0
Self management of organisms 1.0
Improved registration workflow 1.0
Support for Research Objects 1.0
DOI’s for Investigation snapshots for citation 1.0
New user-interface based on Bootstrap 0.23