The idea behind the Lifeline-SOS project was to promote a form of collaborative curation for recurring EI spectra which do not match a known standard. By submitting spectra through NIST’s software, a researcher could be put in contact with other researchers through their shared re-discovery of the common but unknown spectrum. The tool enabled communication through text as well as chemical annotation of individual peaks in the EI spectrum. In practice, the system did not achieve critical mass in terms of adoption at least partially due to its focus on EI spectra (as opposed to the more popular LC-MS based workflows). The system has been discontinued though aspects of its design have resurfaced in the Fragmentarium project as well as other ongoing research projects.

Here is a video of the presentation of the Lifeline-SOS project at ASMS2014:

The slides from the presentation are available here: LifelineSOS