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
Generic Custom Metadata fields Spring 2021
Extended Studies with extended metadata, supporting MIAPPE Spring 2021
Ontology based metadata attributes, for samples and custom metadata Spring 2021
Collections - grouping assets together under a topic or theme Spring 2021
Smoother process for creating and joining Projects, for admins to handle the request Spring 2021
Markdown formatting for descriptions Spring 2021
Exploring CSV & TSV (as if Excel) Spring 2021
Bulk Changing Sharing Permissions Spring 2021
Sample and Sample Type API Spring 2021
Project folders, to help organise files outside of the ISA structure Summer 2021
UI for creating Custom Metadata Extensions Summer 2021
Backend storage changes with better versioning support Autumn 2021
Better support for GitHub Autumn 2021
Support for Datasets containing multiple files organised into folders Autumn 2021
API support for creating new versions Autumn 2021

Please also see the Workflow Hub Roadmap, which is being built upon and in conjuction with FAIRDOM SEEK.


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
Metadata search and querying 1.10.0 support 1.9.1
Rails 5.2 upgrade 1.9
Project dashboard, showing details and graphs for projects 1.8
Further integration with openBIS, with improved metadata mappings 1.8
Programme wide sharing permissions 1.7
ISA graph improvements 1.7
JSON Write API (Application Programming Interface) 1.6
Improved JERM templates and auto-extraction 1.6
JSON Read API (Application Programming Interface) 1.5
JERM 2 Ontology and RDF updates 1.5
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