Ever Notice the “Results” Section on NASA ISS Research & Technology Page?

I recently noticed a nice link on the NASA ISS Research and Technology page: a “Results” section that lists the experiments along with associated publications.

The Wayback Machine shows it began cataloging this page in 2012, so I’ve just been unaware of it. I’m going to guess I’m not alone.

Citations are typically listed on the individual experiment page, but this results section makes it a heck of a lot easier to search.

Clicking the link takes you to the above page that highlights accomplishments by various categories. I found the Android mobile version of this page doesn’t show the above side bar in the same way, so you’ll likely need to be on a computer to see it this feature. Lame.

Scroll down to “Browse Results Publications (to date) by” and click on a category.  Doing so takes you to this page:

Above is an example of the “Microbiology” section with experiment name in bold and the citations below. Choosing the experiment name takes you to a NASA page with information about the experiment.

If available, citations are then listed below the experiment name with a link to the publication.  As of writing this, there are close to 1,800 publications documented on this page.

CASIS also has a listing of their sponsored publications as well as a searchable database of ISS research cataloging ~1,400 publications.  About 60% of the CASIS sponsored publications are ground based research, so just be aware of that if you’re looking specifically for ISS projects. Also, their database of ISS research is arranged in order of year, but the order of the individual projects changes when the page is refreshed.  No idea why.

Overall, these are both great consolidated additions for researchers that typically scour PubMed, Google Scholar, etc for ISS research results. I haven’t gone through these links yet to see if there is any fillers (i.e. posters, conference presentations). So please let me know if you see anything like that.

Now if we could only get prints or .pdf’s of the papers themselves since many of these are paywalled or in obscure journals that a lot of us don’t have access to. But, I’ll probably see someone land on Mars before that happens.

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