Introducing Synapse Teams

The Synapse development team is happy to announce Synapse Teams.

Synapse Teams will allow users to define lists of collaborators with whom they can easily share Synapse Projects, Files, and Wikis.  You can create a new Team under the new “My Teams” section of your home page, and can search for Teams by name when sharing Synapse content with others.  We are also releasing capabilities for Synapse users to both invite others to join a team, and for users to request permission to join a team.

Synapse Teams will also allow participants in DREAM Challenges to more easily build up content with Team members and associate their Challenge submissions with a defined set of Team members.  The Synapse development team is excited to start building more collaborative features into the system and believe that Teams will provide a basis for many of these future additions. For example, we’re looking to add the ability to send messages to a Team, or use Team membership lists in allowing people to give credit for work tracked by Synapse on things like Challenge leader boards and provenance graphs.

Start creating your Synapse Teams today and please let us know how the feature is working or could be improved by email at or by posting on the support forum.


About Brian Bot
I am a Principal Scientist working in Computational Oncology at Sage Bionetworks in Seattle, Washington and Community Manager for our technology platforms. Previously, I worked in the Department of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at the Mayo Clinic for 7 years. This work included 7 years of dealing with cancer clinical trial data as part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC). I have extensive experience in working with clinical and genomic data and have a passion for exploring innovative ways to make science more open and transparent. My current work involves both doing innovative research in computational oncology as well as serving as a bridge between biomedical researchers and technology development. At its heart, this work is driven to re-envision how scientists can ensure reproducibility of their research results and communicate complex science to one another and to the public at large. I have been an invited speaker at a number of national and international events to share my experiences living at the intersection of biomedical research and technology.

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