Research interface tells us what traits we do and don't have on each item. By clicking on the individual trait, we can already see the items in our inventory that have that trait.
I think that we should be able to:
1) Look at the list of items with each specific trait even if all our research slots are currently occupied and/or that item has research in-progress.]
2) From that interface, mark items specifically for research. Items with this mark cannot be destroyed, deconstructed, traded away, put up in a guild store or bank, or even equipped.
This would make organising my inventory so much easier, knowing that I can mark the stuff I want to research and just decon everything else.
Guildmaster of Spectral Liberty - Xbox One - European Megaserver