The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) was developed by staff at the University of Oxford. It was funded in part by Jisc and HEFCE via the Managing Research Data Programme and the University Modernisation Fund (Shared Services and the Cloud) Programme.

The ORDS is based upon the Oxford Database-as-a-Service software which is available under an open-source licence from Google Code. The team responsible for developing the software has, at various times, included:

  • Asif Akram
  • Christian Fernau
  • Charlotte Green
  • Dominic Hargreaves
  • Mark Johnson
  • Kristian Kocher
  • David Paine
  • Dr. Meriel Patrick
  • Rachel Slade
  • Dr. James A J Wilson

For further information please contact the service team at