The Samples Management Module serves to create, modify, share and retrieve information connected to a sample. Any data, experimental data, notebook entries and sample properties can be retrieved from one single location. A sample has a lifecycle, from creation until the final consumption of its material. During its lifetime it is exposed to external influences (temperature field, magnetic field, electric field) that can alter the sample’s properties. ScienceDesk provides a genealogical tree to map the relationship between samples. The Sample Management Module serves to create, modify, share and retrieve information connected to a sample such as a sample’s data files or the lab notebook entries and experiments for which the sample has been used. All changes to a sample are versioned.