What is the difference between a Research Date and a Scope Date in Point-in-Time?
There are two dates in every Point-in-Time Service which TimeBase offers.
- Research Date
- Scope Date
The Research Date is located at the top of every product. It lets you know to which date the legislation in the product has been updated as well as having a calendar function allowing you to set the date either by selecting the calendar or typing the date in manually.
The small notes underneath the Research Date lets you know which were the last Act and Regulation incorporated into the product.
The research date is updated daily as new legislation is added.
Each Point-in-Time Service has a different Scope Date and it is located under the title of the service on the left hand side of the main page.
The Scope Date lets you know to which date the legislation in the service extends back until, for example, in the graphic below, the Corporations Point-in-Time Service extends back until 27 June 1989.
If you would like more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.