Athena - Software for Core Imaging Facilities
Ensure traceability of images, data, metadata and experimental workflows through an intuitive and collaborative web interface. Thermo Scientific Athena Software is a premium imaging data management platform that allows core imaging facilities dedicated to materials science research to simplify their scientific imaging workflows. With Athena Software, it is possible to manage, view, and share images, data, metadata, and experimental workflow results from a single platform. Athena Software provides a comprehensive solution for managing very large imaging data, simplifying the complexity of multi-instrument workflows and providing accessibility to the results at every step in the workflow.
Athena Software captures and traces data and metadata from samples to scientific publication, ensuring reliability and reproducibility, and supporting FAIR data principles compliancy. It centralizes information, making it findable, accessible, and reusable from anywhere.
From the preparation of samples all the way through to publication, Athena Software facilitates interaction between users, making it possible to instantly and remotely view or share images, data, metadata, and expertise through an easy-to-use web interface.
Simplify imaging data management
The amount of research data generated is swelling to a point where conventional data management systems struggle to keep pace. Athena Software allows large data to be visualized without duplication and to be archived once the project is completed.
Secure and manage data access
Athena Software provides a secure environment to administer multi-user rights and manage data access. Users can confidently share and access projects, experiments, workflows, data, and metadata anywhere in the world, 24/7.
Data and metadata import
Athena Software allows for collection and storage of image data and associated metadata captured from any imaging system, resulting from processing software, and from any other data in a central location. Automated import and manual upload are available.
Experiment and workflow management
Designed for the digitization of projects, experiments, and workflows, Athena Software significantly increases productivity through an organization of all recorded data and metadata using a logical and intuitive structure and through status updates of each step in the workflow.
Athena Software allows users to explore and share large data without duplicating it. Data are stored in a central location and are accessible from everywhere using a simple web browser. In order to free up space on hot storage when needed, it is possible to archive data to cold storage directly from the web interface. Export and download are also available.
Athena Software offers advanced capabilities for viewing images, data, and metadata remotely and in real time. Many 2D and 3D formats used in materials science research can be displayed automatically in high-performance, dedicated viewers directly from the Athena web interface—even using standard devices. It is also possible to view PDF files directly in Athena Software, making it easier to read information and reports required for research projects, while adding, editing, and viewing metadata is made easier by the highly intuitive interface of the Athena web portal.
Collaboration and sharing
In addition to high-performance data visualization capabilities using a web browser, Athena Software provides collaboration services that facilitate interaction between users, such as annotations, notes, and instant messaging.
An integrated search engine allows you to easily find the information you need when you need it. Searches can be carried out by name, metadata, and note. Filters are also available for further refining your search criteria.
With Athena Software, information is secured, centralized, and can be accessed by multiple users, using different roles, and with different permission parameters. In order to simplify user administration and authentication, Athena Software supports LDAP, allowing users to connect to existing user directories.