UCL Information Services Division


Research Applications Outage Tuesday 21 March to Monday 27 March 2017

20 March 2017

RPS (Research Publication Service) will be upgraded from version 4.16 to 5.3:

  • Starts - 9am (GMT) on Tuesday 21 March
  • Ends - 12pm (GMT) on Monday 27 March

RPS will then be considered AT RISK until 24 April whilst post upgrade tasks and tests are completed.

What are we upgrading, and why is it taking so long?

  • Database: We need to upgrade the database to upgrade the application. There are new dependencies and improved functionality in the new version of the application.
  • Application: We're moving up to version 5.3 which has many improvements. Because of the amount of improvements and changes, we have to perform a considerable number of tasks and tests to maintain the integrity of the data and dependencies on external services.

For regular updates of the outage please refer to the link http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/maintenance/Research_Applications .

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.