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Release 36 (12 March 2020)

Release 36 of ARDC Online Services is scheduled for implementation on 12 March 2020, between 8am and 12pm AEDT.   This release implements a number of enhancements and bug fixes to Research Data Australia, Research Vocabularies Australia and the DOI Service. Below is the list of all the changes planned for this release.

Research Data Australia

  • Create resolvable DOI links using instead of to conform with the DOI display guidelines 

  • Update RDA Registry help links to point to the new pages 

  • Fix the issue where RDA Registry users could not save changes to records using TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor 

Research Vocabularies Australia

  • Host the My Vocabs login page on, instead of deferring to User accounts and the login process are unchanged.

  • Ensure that metadata for the project language field is correctly fetched from PoolParty when importing a vocabulary to the RVA CMS
  • Fix to ensure the browse visualisation and concepts index is updated when a version's access points are modified 
  • Ensure access points are replaced when either the vocabulary owner, vocabulary slug or a version slug is changed 

DOI Service

  • Updates to support DataCite Fabrica account authentication changes 

Handle Service

  • Improve the handle service response time by simplifying the mint and update process 

Other Changes:

  • Update the link extraction tool to ensure that any leading or trailing newlines, tabs, spaces and other characters are removed before inserting them to the database that is used by the RDA broken link tool 

  • Fix the issue where the title of an RDA record containing special characters is missing or not populated in an oai_dc prefix output 
  • Update the Technical documentation URL from to to align with the ARDC branding
  • Update the Jira Service Desk URL from to to align with the ARDC branding

During the implementation, the following services are impacted: 

  • Research Vocabularies Australia portal
  • DOI service (test and production)

The following services are not impacted and will still be available during release implementation:

  • Research Data Australia portal and RDA Registry
  • RVA editor (PoolParty)
  • DOI Resolution
  • Handle service
  • Handle Resolution
  • IGSN service
  • IGSN resolution

A soft release on Demo is happening on 10 March 2020. The following services will be intermittently unavailable during the soft release:

  • Research Vocabularies Australia Demo portal

Please schedule your activities accordingly. Feedback or comments should be sent to Thank you for your support.

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