Workbench SaaS 2.1 was released in December 2018. The 2.1 release includes a major redevelopment of the Workbench model and workflows to integrate collaboration, based on a strata model, with management, based on a TextBase model. This entailed;
The READ Workbench Collections (Collections) site ws released in November 2019 to support an international network of researchers and developers engaged in the study of manuscripts and inscriptions with the aim of developing digital scholarly editions. The site provides a free, open and collaborative framework for researchers to publish their research output themselves.