The ScienceOrganizer system was designed to facilitate the work of geographically distributed NASA science teams by supporting the organization, administration, documentation, and execution of science projects and missions. The capabilities of ScienceOrganizer include the ability to conduct and monitor working experiments; locate, utilize, and publish experimental datasets; develop and share scientific software models; store scientific project information; document the scientific process; and co-visualize scientific data. Users access ScienceOrganizer through an intuitive Web-based interface that enables them to upload, download, and centrally organize project information including data, documents, images, and scientific records associated with laboratory and field experiments.
ScienceOrganizer features a “threaded” information repository that maintains explicit links capturing semantic relationships among information resources. Threading enables users to locate, track, and organize inter-related pieces of scientific data. Additional capabilities include the ability to collaboratively view and annotate images in the repository, and to initiate experiments and collect data from remote instruments.