Synapse is a software as a service (SaaS) offering provided by Sage Bionetworks as a resource for the scientific community. The Synapse platform facilitates real-time collaboration between researchers by providing the tools to transparently conduct, track, and share their progress. Researchers are able to make their research objects (i.e. data, code, and results) web-accessible and communicate their interrelationships with the Synapse provenance features. These research objects can be accessed directly through the Synapse API or, more commonly, through the Synapse web portal or one of the Synapse programmatic clients.