Brian, I tried this on Friendfeed, and there are a few suggestions:
- blog + wiki (get the instruments to blog)... like some of the Southampton Chemists do
- Islandora... it's Fedora + Drupal with extra bits, so it's maybe a bit on the IR side, but it could be a Lab Repository (which if you have a few people and a lot of data seems to me like a GOOD THING)
Can you say a bit more about the nature of the application?
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On 1 Mar 2010, at 22:36, Brian Westra wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking for information on tools for managing data in the research environment for the sciences (biology, chemistry, physiology, physics, etc.). Ideally this would be a tool or toolset that facilitates saving and organizing data as it is collected/generated, with the provision for some minimal set of metadata, but well before the data set is moved to an institutional repository (IR). Most of the resources I've been able to locate are focused on IR applications, which are not optimized to the application I need.
> If you are aware of any projects that might fall into this category, or if you want more details, please let me know.
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