NASA GeneLab Data Systems

NASA GeneLab expands scientists' access to experiments onboard the International Space Station that explore the molecular response of terrestrial biology to spaceflight environments. Our mission is to maximize the utilization of the valuable biological research resources aboard the International Space Station by collecting genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data known as "omics".

Data Repository

The data repository hosts space biology and space-related datasets funded by multiple space agencies around the world. Use the search options above to filter through the GeneLab repository or to search across several databases.

GeneLab Data System model organisms

Environmental Data

To support spaceflight experimental data, environmental data from spacecraft and/or payload have been summarized for all available datasets in the repository. Currently, radiation dosimetry data is available for all datasets performed on STS and BION-M1 missions.

Analysis Platform

GeneLab has utilized the Galaxy bioinformatics workflow management system to generate a customized suite of ‘omics data analysis tools. With our platform, users can transform raw data into meaningful scientific discoveries. To access GeneLab’s toolshed and begin analyzing spaceflight data, click here to create an account. Visit our tutorial page to learn how to use GeneLab’s analysis platform.

GeneLab RNAseq processed data are available through the Analysis Platform.

To access the data, first log in or create an account. Once you are logged in to the Analysis Platform, click on ‘Shared Data’ in the tool bar at the top of the page then click ‘Data Libraries’ followed by ‘Repository Data’. Next, navigate to the GLDS dataset you are interested in and click on the folder to find all the processed data for that dataset.

Collaborative Workspace

GeneLab has customized a workspace for uploading, storing, organizing, and sharing files. The collaborative workspace is integrated with our analysis platform to allow easy transfer of files to and from your workspace. The workspace can be accessed directly by clicking the link above or through our analysis platform. To create an account, click here.

Submit Data

Do you have spaceflight-related omics data? Follow the guidelines here to submit your data to GeneLab.

For more information on how to use and navigate through GeneLab Data System, please refer to the User Guide.