Data cloud sharing illustration. Image by Joseph Meyer, staff illustrator.

FREDERICK, Md. -- For Kedar Narayan, a little-known research tool is helping him meet a critical need in his work at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. 

Narayan is a senior scientist and group lead at the Center for Molecular Microscopy. He investigates urgent problems in cancer biology by using emerging technologies to obtain high-resolution images of tissues and cells. He wants the broader cancer research community to access his work, but traditional repositories are not suited for his data type, limiting his ability to share it.