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Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA)In the early days of spaceflight, space life sciences data were been collected and stored in numerous databases, formats, media-types and geographical locations. While serving the needs of individual research teams, these data were largely unknown/unavailable to the scientific community at large. As a result, the Space Act of 1958 and the Science Data Management Policy mandated that research data collected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration be made available to the science community at large. The Biomedical Informatics and Health Care Systems Branch of the Space Life Sciences Directorate at JSC and the Data Archive Project at ARC, with funding from the Human Research Program through the Exploration Medical Capability Element, are fulfilling these requirements through the systematic population of the Life Sciences Data Archive. This program constitutes a formal system for the acquisition, archival and distribution of data for Life Sciences-sponsored experiments and investigations. The general goal of the archive is to acquire, preserve, and distribute these data using a variety of media which are accessible and responsive to inquiries from the science communities.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Fitts, M.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Johnson-Throop, Kathy
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Thomas, D.
(Lockheed Martin Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Shackelford, K.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
February 4, 2008
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Meeting Information
Meeting: Human Research Program Investigators'' Workshop
Location: League City, TX
Country: United States
Start Date: February 4, 2008
End Date: February 6, 2008
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