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eRC: Browser Recommendations

  General Recommendations
  • For PC users: Netscape 6.2 or higher or Internet 5.5 or higher
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We actively support these browsers on these platforms. While eResearch Central will generally function in some other browser/platform combinations, any combination not specified above may not display pages optimally or provide the functionality needed to fully use the site.

For best performance with eResearch Central, we also recommend that users install the patches and upgrades released for their browser versions.

These browser standards are designed to meet as closely as possible the World Wide Web's Consortium's (W3C) guidelines for standards-compliant browsers (see, while still accommodating the range of browsers in use at the University of Minnesota.

  Other browser-related requirements
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