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Feb 3 2016 - 9:26am
We are pleased to announce release 1.8.8 of the CEDAR Workbench, offering a series of improvements since our last release. We'll be providing more news with additional information about this release in coming days. Here are some of our improvements since release 1.8.1, starting with a few very specific improvements. Fields as first-class objects... Read More
CEDAR Workbench release 1.8.1 is now available. Most of the changes since the last major release provide internal plumbing, and will only become visible to users in coming releases. The two primary results of this type are initial support for provenance and versioning, and internal support for first-class fields. Provenance and versioning CEDAR... Read More
We are pleased to announce release 1.7.0 of the CEDAR Workbench, available as of late yesterday! This release especially focused on changes to upload AIRR metadata to the NCBI repositories (SRA, BioSample, and BioProject), but includes a few new features and the usual improvements to usability and reliability. Adding additional metadata: the... Read More
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Burlingame CA, Miami FL, and Stanford CA. A collaborative U01 grant titled “Unifying Templates, Ontologies and Tools to Achieve Effective Annotation of Bioassay Protocols” has been awarded to University of Miami together with Stanford University and Collaborative Drug Discovery. The principal investigators of this $2,088,678 U01 grant are... Read More
CEDAR has a status page at
The CEDAR system is going through a major upgrade this Wednesday, January 24. It may be down much of the day as we upgrade both the CEDAR Workbench software, and the libraries like Java that support it. Whenever the CEDAR system is not responding, you can visit our CEDAR status page, thanks to the StatusCake service. This will let you know if you... Read More
"We need a comprehensive approach to the authoring and management of metadata, as the success of a lot of commons projects is at stake." Dr. Mark Musen writes in a blog post for the National Cancer Informatics Program "To make experimental datasets FAIR, they must be accompanied by metadata" that can explain them—and many online datasets fail to... Read More
Want to learn more and share about how CEDAR makes the tedious work of metadata entry easier? This introductory trifold explains to the naive user who we are, what we do, and how we make metadata entry smarter and faster so researchers have more time to do what they do best – research.  
We are pleased to announce release 1.5.0 of the CEDAR Workbench. Repository Model Update and Validation We have made minor updates to our repository model. The latest model document can be found here; Appendix C in this document contains the updates to the model made since the last release. We also made significant model validation extensions to... Read More
As you use CEDAR, you may notice its address on the web has changed!  We've moved the CEDAR Workbench application from, to You may not notice this change, because we're automatically forwarding from the old .net address via a (301) redirect. So any browser accesses should redirect... Read More
Shows ability to enter default value
Now we're talking! CEDAR added two significant features this month, and other work 'under the covers'.    Big (Visible) Features in This Release: Spreadsheets and Better Fields Spreadsheets at Last One of our most-requested features is spreadsheet support. We have taken the first step toward this goal, releasing a spreadsheet-based display of... Read More