Fabrice Hess, Wolfgang Maier, Ralf Baumeister, University of FreiburgAbstractCosmicNotes
is an electronic lab notebook plugin for Galaxy. It is integrated via Galaxy's visualizations framework and provides two new visualizations for every dataset that enable the creation of richly formatted lab book entries through a web editor. One visualization supports the annotation of individual datasets beyond what is possible with Galaxy's built in annotation feature. The second lets users maintain lab book pages for whole histories with the option to cross-link to dataset annotations. CosmicNotes lab book entries are version controlled on a daily basis (through using Git in the background). In combination with an integrated diff viewer, this allows for fully editable lab book entries until final submission of a project, while supporting full tracking of all changes. An overview page lists lab books associated with published histories on the server and offers the option to search by history names, authors and/or CosmicNotes projects, which can be used to group lab books and histories. Work in progress includes additional features such as export/import functionality and full-text search support. CosmicNotes is free and open source software available under the GLPv3 license.