OASIS

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.

Over the period December 2022 to January 2023 all Scottish OASIS records were copied into the new OASIS database. From this point forward OASIS V should be used for creating new records and editing existing records. This process took much longer than originally anticipated due to some improvements that were required on the mapping of … Continue reading OASIS V now live in Scotland

One of the many requirements for the new OASIS system was the ability to link together individual projects that belong to the same scheme of works or research project. This could be defined as: However, the definition of a project is always tricky! OASIS itself sets no definitions on what a ‘project’ is, as this … Continue reading Guidance for linking large-scale projects or phases of work

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

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