Having 100 years of research history means having multiple naming conventions. Vocabularies shall assist each researcher or team with an idea of a common wording and term translations of topics and concepts as well as giving anyone the possibility to name things in a heterogenus way, while still acting with a common idea.
Repositories are workspaces for studies. They integrate baskets for various versioned data items as well as a bibliography and the users or groups vocabularies. A board for discussions and a reports section offer a track over the repositories objectives.
Bibliography integrates the scientific workflow idea into repositories. The entries are like vocabulary terms scoped to, not only a person or group but even to their repositories and can be queried along the data. As a repository forms the discourse universe of a scientific idea, references are an elementary service and make up a bibliography of that matter in question.
Commons is a file storage service for images, documents and any binary file you need to reference in your data. From there it will get shared to the intendet audience.
Locate is a geographic lookup service which guides you through places and locations.
The babylon-online research framework helps you with some specific central services. With zensus, you can lookup any type of people or institutions as agents. From recent team members, participating institutions, to historic families or individuals, together with their affiliations or professions.