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NASA announces release of the GeneLab Data System

By SpaceRef Editor
May 15, 2015
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NASA is announcing the release of the GeneLab Data System 1.0, the first version of NASA’s open-access, online searchable data repository for Space Biology experiments. The GeneLab platform seeks to enhance the use of the International Space Station derived data for development of next generation research. This open access repository for spaceflight data will help to maximize the scientific return from the limited number of biological research opportunities in space.  This open access data approach will help to foster innovation and discovery leading to advances for NASA Exploration and Earth-based benefit.

The scientific community is invited to log on to the GeneLab Data System, browse and download data, and to submit new data.  Contributions are highly valued and enable the evolution of the data system.  Users are also invited to provide feedback, through the Data System, to continually update and improve the capabilities and utility of GeneLab. 

This initial 1.0 release of the GeneLab Data System, is part of a larger four-phased development approach to the GeneLab project. This iterative development approach is to enable community feedback and tailored updates to the system.  The data system became publicly available on April 15, 2015, and can be found online at:

More information about GeneLab can also be found in the GeneLab Strategic plan at:


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