Bioinformation scientists usually have large data to share. Myexperiment is an interesting example for a virtual research environment that allows sharing large data, workflows and methods. It is an initiative by a joint team from the universities of Southhampton and Manchester in the UK. Before “myexperiment” was available, bioinformation scientists would email workflows or put photographs of notebooks on Flickr or the WIKI.
Using “myexperiment” they can add workflows to their profile, share it with other users, and create groups. Others can rate or tag the workflows and include them in their workflows. Here is a video that shows how this can work: A team scattered across continents shares large amounts of data. They were able to look more widely and find what others have missed.
“myexperiment” publications are available here.