Open Science Projects

Open Science Projects primary goals aim to increase collaborative scientific data sharing, analysis and more rapid scientific advancement.


GeneLab, an open science multi-omics repository, covering transcriptomics, metagenomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Studies comprise of data from model organisms including microbes, plants, fruit flies, rodents and humans.


The NASA Space Biology Biospecimen Sharing Program (BSP) collects biospecimens to maximize the scientific return from biological spaceflight and associated ground investigations and to encourage and broaden participation from the scientific community in space biology-related research.


Ames Life Sciences Data Archive (ALSDA) collects, curates, and makes available space-relevant higher-order phenotypic datasets. Datasets that enable scientists to perform retrospective analysis across missions, experiments, life science disciplines, research subjects, and species.


NASA Biological Institutional Scientific Collection (NBISC) is a biorepository of non-human samples collected from NASA-funded spaceflight investigations and correlative ground studies. The purpose of NBISC is to receive, store, document, preserve, and make the collection available to the scientific community.

2023 AWG Symposium: Summary and Recordings

On March 16th, Open Science hosted the 2023 AWG Symposium - The Year of Open Science. This virtual event allowed the pubic an opportunity to view some exciting open science stemming from the AWG community and was attended by over 250 participants. The symposium was divided into morning and afternoon sessions with recordings available for both. Come check it out!

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Picture of an astronaut on ISS performing a biology experiment.

2023 AWG Symposium

Occurring on March 16th from 10 am - 2:30 pm PT, this free virtual event is open to the public and will allow attendees an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting open science stemming from the AWG community. The symposium will feature a keynote address and scientific presentations from AWG members that have expertise in data science, plant biology, systems biology, microbiology, and space medicine. If you are intrigued by the science occurring in the AWGs, then we would love for you to join!

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