The NDS Labs Workbench is a scalable, web-based platform intended to support turn-key deployment of encapsulated data management and analysis tools to support exploratory analysis and development near research datasets. The Labs Workbench platform has also been effectively used to support workshop/training and hackathon environments.
NDS Share resources are not intended to be toys or just examples; they are intended to provide real value to researchers. However, because many of the tools will be experimental or in a beta state, NDS Share is focused primarily on serving friendly users—users that understand that they are trying something new and are willing to share their feedback to make the tools better. Some of the resources made available will be tools and services that were developed in our NDS Labs.