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EDRN Catalog and Archive Service for the EDRN Knowledge Environment

Project description

This product, eke.ecas, provides display and RDF ingest of science data from the EDRN Catalog and Archive Service (ECAS) into the EDRN Knowledge Environment (EKE). EDRN uses the EKE to make it easy to discover, share, search for, and retrieve all of EDRN’s collective knowledge, including cancers and other diseases, biomarkers, specimens, investigators, participants, studies, protocols, and-as in the case of this product-science data.

Although intended for the EDRN public portal, it can be installed in any Plone compatible site.

This software is developed by the EDRN Informatics Center at JPL, operated by the California Institute of Technology, for NCI.


Use Buildout with the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe.

  • Add eke.ecas to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs =
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    % ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file.


What follows is a history of changes from release to release. For more details about specific issue IDs listed below, consult the issue tracker at

1.1.12 — Plone 4.3.9 Upgrade

  • CA-1592

1.1.11 — Dump a Log

  • CA-1496 - If the portal cannot ingest ECAS summary data, it tries to log the fact with a nonexistent logger

1.1.10 — Visual and Faceted Searching Enhancements

  • CA-1421 - Updates to Science Data Tab

1.1.9 — Bug Fixes

  • CA-1300

1.1.8 — I Had Some Chicken; Pass Me the FLOSS

  • First official release as free/libre/open source software.

1.1.7 — Let’s Not Talk

  • CA-1229 - Discussion re-enabled after upgrade


  • Made compatible with Plone 4.3.
  • Use z3c.autoinclude.

1.1.5 — More Upgrades

Made compatible with Plone 4.2.4 and eea.facetednavigation 5.3

1.1.4 — Upgrades

Made compatible with Plone 4.1.5 and eea.facetednavigation 4.5

1.1.3 — For Science!

This release addresses the following:

  • CA-513 - Science Data List on the Portal
  • Depending on just Plone the framework instead of Plone the application.

1.1.2 — Let’s Collaborate!

This release includes the following:

  • A layer and associated fixtures.
  • Support for edrnsite.collaborations
  • Re-attaches datasets that indicate their collaborative group back to the “Collaborative Group” (from edrnsite.collaborations) objects to which they “belong”.
  • Removed the hard-coded Description text on Dataset Folders and let the folder’s own “description” field appear.

1.1.1 — Upgrade Cleanup

This release updates the GenericSetup profile to 4, and provides upgrade steps to that profile. It also uses the “trunk” versions of dependent eggs instead of relying on official releases.

1.1.0 — Plone 4

This release makes eke.ecas compatible with Plone 4.

1.0.1 — Marked Up

This release addresses the only issue below:

  • CA-733 - Ingest of science data should treat custodian field as plain text, not marked up HTML

1.0.0 — Freedom!

This following sole issue is the only one addressed by this release:

  • CA-654 - Modify “Lock” Icon on Science Data Tab

0.0.4 — To Be Named At Release Time

This release addresses the following issues:

0.0.3 — I say Tomato…

This release addresses the following issues:


This release addresses the following issues:

0.0.1 — You Say Potato…

This release addresses the following issues:

0.0.0 — Unreleased

Initial release into beta.

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