JIRA is up and running again

The JIRA-issues have been fixed. You can now use JIRA like you did before.
The address is still the same: https://blaisesupport.cbs.nl for the portal, or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note that we have had to reset all passwords, so when you enter through the portal, please click on "Can't access you account?'.
For 'Which did you forget?' choose the option: password (this is the default) and enter your emailaddress as your username.
If this doesn't work for you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a new password.

We apologise for any inconveniences you may have experienced due to this issue. Please let us know if something is not working as expected.

Problems with mail server

We are currently experiencing issues with our mail server. This may cause delays in our response time to your issues.
If you are a regular portal user, please check back even more regularly to see if your query has been answered.
If you are not yet using the portal, you can start doing this by going to the portal site:
https://blaisesupport.cbs.nl/
Send an email from the email-address you want to use in the portal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a password. Once you have the password, you can log on in the portal directly, where you can check your issues.
We apologise for the inconvenience - the experts are working on it.

Blaise 5.9 - The January 2021 release

Version 5.9.1 (build 2637, dated January 8, 2021) has been released.
It can be found in the usual location on our ftp-server.
New features and changes for this build include the introduction of an (Azure) Cloud server, a new data type (DateTimeType), and a ForEach action that can be used in expressions in the expression editor.

Due to an incompatibility in the web API in both Blaise 5.7 and Blaise 5.8, an upgrade button is available in the Server Manager to mitigate damage. See the Upgrade topic in the Help for more information.

Both Android and iOS have a new version available (5.9.1.2634). You can find the Android app in the Play store. The iOS app will become available as soon as the Apple store approves the app.

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Video tutorial: Using the Blaise 5 apps

This video tutorial explains how you can set up surveys in the Android app, iOS app and DepApp. It covers the settings in the server park, the settings for the users of the app and the installation of surveys in the apps, as well as how you can download pre-filled data to the device, or upload it after you are done. It also shows how you can remove the data or a survey when it is no longer needed.

Feedback is appreciated, as usual, so feel free to leave a comment on YouTube or facebook if you can.

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Video tutorial: Converting your Blaise 4 project to Blaise 5

This video tutorial explains how you can convert your Blaise 4 sources to Blaise 5 using the Source converter that is shipped with the system. It goes on to show how you can convert your data from Blaise 4 to Blaise 5 and back using Manipula. Note that this video does not concern itself with the layout of your questionnaires. For that, please check one of our other videos.

Feedback is appreciated, as usual, so feel free to leave a comment on YouTube or Facebook if you can.

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Blaise 5.8 - The June 2020 release

Version 5.8.1 (build 2466, dated June 25, 2020) has been released.
It can be found in the usual location on our ftp-server.
CMA is not yet included in this release, but it will most likely be shipped with the first 5.8 update release. We expect a 5.8 version of the Android and iOS app to be available in their respective stores soon as well. 
New features include a paradata viewer for AuditTrail and CARI data, and a data viewer in the dashboard for data that is present in the surveys handled by the CATI system. Furthermore, Manipula performance has been significantly improved for reading/writing to standard Blaise files, and Setups with AutoRead=Yes without a Manipulate section in general.

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Gaining deeper understanding