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INTERVALS is a dynamic platform whose continuous development broadens its functionalities. You can find below the history of features and updates that were released.

If you have feedback on the development or a need for additional features, please contact us.

We are working on the following new features:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • New homepage with improved events and news, as well as resources information.
    • Improved resources and news and events pages
    • Information on site and pages visits, downloads...
    • Japanese version of the site with enhanced fonctionalities
    • Improvements in dataset upload fonctionalities
  • Studies
    • Addition of a lay-language section for studies
  • Datasets
    • Addition of an automated interactive dataset visualization capability

 

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Release history

December 2019

 

Obervations and refactored dataset lists

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • GraphQL upgrade for improved performance
    • New "About" page
    • Improved search with keywords
  • Studies
    • Refactor dataset table in study page
  • Observations

    Creation of a new "scientific entity": observations that can allow for reporting of single experimental results, even negative result, with less information to provide than for studies.

    • Faceted search for observations
    • View detailed informations on an observation
    • Comment on an observation
    • Create a new observation in the workspace
    • Invite contributors to an observation
    • Annotate and add detailed information for an observation
    • Link protocol(s) to an observation or add material and method section directly in the page
    • Upload a dataset in an observation workspace
    • Submit an observation for publication
    • Create a new version of an observation

October 2019

 

Protected dataset and FAQ

Key features released:

  • Studies
    • Add FAQ section in studies that can be edited even after publication of the studies
  • Protocols
    • Add FAQ section in protocols that can be edited even after publication of the protocol
  • Datasets
    • Add possibility to "protect" a dataset, i.e. to only give download access after access has been required and granted.

May 2019

 

DOI assignment

Key features released:

  • Navigation
    • Annotation tags can be clicked to be used as filters for study or protocol searches
  • Studies
    • Assignment of a digital object identifier (DOI) to each study page
    • Add a citation widget
  • Protocols
    • Assignment of a digital object identifier (DOI) to each protocol page

April 2019

 

Refactored dataset search page, detailed dataset page, social media sharing, and structured author and funding management

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • Add share functionalities (social media and email)
  • Navigation
    • Display information of the current version of a study or protocol
  • Studies
    • Structured author and affiliation management
    • Structured funding management
  • Protocols
    • Structured author and affiliation management
  • Datasets
    • Refactoring of the dataset search page
    • Addition of a single page for each dataset to provide more details

February 2019

 

Links to specific sections in study and protocol pages

Key features released:

  • Navigation
    • Add permalinks to specific subsection of study and protocol sections
  • Protocols
    • Add a confirmation step when deleting a protocol step

January 2019

 

Improved user experience in the workspaces

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • Improved lazy loading behavior for search results
  • Navigation
    • Search results ordered by last updated date (from most recent to oldest)
    • Improved publications layout
    • Get back to same level of the workspace after editing a field
  • Studies
    • Add abbreviation field
    • Add confirmation step when deleting a result

November 2018

 

Improved user experience and anonymous access to unpublished workspaces

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • Add left navigation menu to all workspaces
    • Improved table formatting
  • Navigation
    • Workspaces ordered by last updated date in the dashboard
    • Add categories in results filters in study and disease and pathways results sections
  • Studies
    • Add copyright license to study page
    • Add copyright information about publications
    • 'Reviewer'/anonymous access in read-only mode to unpublished studies for review purposes
  • Protocols
    • Add copyright license to protocol page
    • 'Reviewer'/anonymous access in read-only mode to unpublished protocols for review purposes

September 2018

 

Better user experience and new dataset types

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • Display which fields are mandatory in the various workspaces
    • Add a category field to Tested sample type for easier retrieval of terms of interest
  • Navigation
    • Improve navigation on mobile
    • Remove email addresses from contact of experts registered on the INTERVALS platform, only keeping the email address for the primary contact.
  • Studies
    • Improved layout for test items in study page
  • Datasets
    • Possibility to upload datasets in standard formats (IsaTab, Send, CDisc)
    • Add "contrast" as dataset type
  • Diseases and pathways
    • Related results section directly in disease and pathway page

June 2018

 

Enhanced user experience

Key features released:

  • Performance/improved user experience
    • Upload images to Google storage for increased performance of submission of html code.
    • Search pages dropdown menus only display relevant values
  • Navigation
    • Create error pages
  • Studies
    • Possibility to sort results in a study workspace
  • Datasets
    • Possibility to select unpublished protocols owned by same workspace owner

May 9th, 2018

 

First release of the INTERVALS platform enabling contributions

Key features released:

  • Navigation
    • Registration
    • Login
    • Documentation center
    • Contact form with pre-defined topics
  • Studies
    • Faceted search for studies
    • View detailed informations on a study
    • Comment on a study
    • Create a study derived from an existing study
    • Create a new study in the workspace
    • Invite contributors to a study
    • Annotate and add detailed information for a study
    • Link protocol(s) to a study
    • Upload a dataset in INTERVALS flexible format in a study workspace (raw and processed data types)
    • Submit a study for publication
    • Create a new version of a study
  • Protocols
    • Faceted search for protocols
    • View detailed informations on a protocol
    • Comment on a protocol
    • Create a protocol derived from an existing protocol
    • Create a new protocol in the workspace
    • Invite contributors to a protocol
    • Annotate a protocol and include step-by-step instructions
    • Submit a protocol for publication
    • Create a new version of a protocol
  • Datasets
    • Faceted search for datasets
    • Download a dataset
  • Diseases and pathways
    • Exposure
      • Exposure characterization
      • Exposure markers
    • Pathways
      • Xenobiotic metabolism
      • Cellular and tissue damage
      • Inflammation
      • Oxidative stress
    • Diseases
      • Adverse events
      • Respiratory disease
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Liver diseases
      • Periodontitis

2017-2018

 

Proof-of-concept platform

Development and release of a proof-of-concept platform with a read-only view of content published by PMI on a restricted set of studies performed by PMI on the Tobacco Heating System version 2.2 (THS2.2) platform for external panels of experts to get access to details and datasets and review methods and study results. The platform has been described in Boue et al, 2017.