The online system for reporting archaeological investigations and linking research outputs and archives

OASIS is an online reporting form enabling archaeological and heritage practitioners to provide information about their investigations to regional Historic Environment Records (HERs) and respective national heritage organisations.

As well as being an information-gathering tool, researchers may share reports with HERs for public release in the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) Library.

The ADS, in addition to making the reports available online for access to the wider public, undertakes the curation and archiving of the digital files, ensuring long-term preservation.

Recent updates Improvement: research framework questions, from the new generation of frameworks, have been loaded into the system. Links to the new home for research frameworks are also in the form, Additional guidance is being created to help users on this part of the form. Improvement: on the admin page – the drop down list … Continue reading Recent and forthcoming improvements (October 2022)

This month we have deployed a new HTTPS certificate on the OASIS domain. This required some changes to the OASIS source code and VM properties. From some users this has caused icons *such as the green ticks* to disappear! If this has happened then you need to do a ‘hard browser refresh’. As an example, … Continue reading Have icons disappeared within the form? Here’s the solution

The following update has been written by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to alert all users of the OASIS form in Scotland about forthcoming changes. —– During late 2022 we will be replacing the existing OASIS form (OASIS IV) with a new version: OASIS V. The new form will be more secure and features improved functionality … Continue reading OASIS V migration in Scotland

In March 2022 we quietly launched the first version of the OASIS REST API, which provides access to information about OASIS Projects via a RESTful API. It is designed to provide programmatic access to OASIS Project information and its output is very similar to that of the existing “Export” function that can be found on the OASIS … Continue reading Introducing the OASIS API

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