A Status Report of NASA's On-line Project Information System (OPIS), a Tool for Analysis-Focused Data
The On-line Project Information System (OPIS) is a web-based database developed at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) to improve information transfer and data availability for Exploration Life Support (ELS) projects. The tool enables users to investigate NASA technology development efforts, connect with knowledgeable experts, and to communicate important information. Within OPIS, Principal Investigators (PI's) post technical, administrative, and project participant information for other users to access through browse and search mechanisms. PI's are given technical data reporting requirements in the form of annual report templates, to assure that the information reported satisfies the most critical data needs of various ELS user groups. OPIS fulfills data and functionality needs of key user groups in the ELS Community through data solicitation, centralization, and distribution. The tool also circumvents data loss with ELS participant turnover.