Posted by Scratchpad Team 27.02.2018

Due to planned technical maintenance of the Natural History Museum London servers, all NHM-hosted Scratchpads will be offline between 9:00 and 13:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Posted by Scratchpad Team 31.10.2016

for reasons related to our current technical and support capacity we will not be able to temporarily accept applications for creating new Scratchpads sites.

Posted by Scratchpad Team 23.02.2016

Users report problems with the automatic authentication in the Scratchpads Issues tracker (
If you experience similar difficulties, please do use the e-mail address and until we fully address the underlying cause.
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Posted by Scratchpad Team 10.11.2015

Unfortunately, our (NHM) servers scheduled maintenance overran the expected duration. Scratchpads remained inaccessible from 19.00 Nov 09 to 10.00 Nov 10 (GMT).
All services are now back up and running. No additional downtime is expected.

We apologise for this overrun and the inconvinience that might have caused you

Posted by Scratchpad Team 05.11.2015

18.30 and 22.00 (GMT) on Monday 09 November 2015

Posted by Scratchpad Team 19.02.2015

Liew Thor-Seng is our new Ambassador from Borneo, Malaysia

Posted by Scratchpad Team 19.02.2015

Release Changelog
Scratchpads 2.6.0 (2015-02-11)

- Updated the EXIF Custom module enabling it for all Scratchpads (#4176)
- Created a simple Entity filter (#4219)
- Greatly improved the translation functionality of Scratchapds (#2317)

Posted by Scratchpad Team 20.01.2015

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Bryan Kenneth Simon following a short battle with leukaemia.

Posted by Scratchpad Team 10.11.2014

Release Changelog
Scratchpads 2.5.4 (2014-11-10)

- Added the improved DwC-A Export module. (#4126)

Note, the improved DwC-A module has not been enabled on all sites. We will be rolling this out first to sites that are able to help us with testing (e.g. former LifeDesk sites).