Mark has let me hijack our administrator account while he is off on his travels, so this is a perfect opportunity to announce that delegates at the SHARP conference will next week be given the chance, for the duration of the conference, to trial the database using our latest testbed interface. We’d also welcome comments here in response to this message. So if testers could let us know what you think, what could be clearer and what functionality you wish we could add, we’ll do our best to oblige. And for those readers not coming to Washington, hopefully the comments will whet your appetite in advance of publication.
Could users please note that the database is still in its testing and checking phase, that statistics are therefore open to minor amendment and that for the moment this remains unpublished research. Please therefore do not publish any data from the database without permission. It will all become available in due course (though for reasons beyond our control probably not now until Spring 2012). So happy browsing and querying to all our fellow SHARP delegates and let us know what you think. Can’t wait to see you all in DC. Best wishes, Simon Burrows