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Eric Pettersen, Conrad Huang, Tom Goddard, Graham Johnson, Greg Couch, David Mischel, Scooter Morris, Elaine Meng, and Thomas Ferrin (University of California, San Francisco; 600 16th Street; San Francisco, CA 94158-2517; USA)Collaboration among NIH Biomedical Technology Research Centers can be especially useful in driving new methods development, since such collaborations often provide access to domain-level expertise combined with a focus on advancing technology that may not be easily found within the general biomedical research community. Our Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI) has a long history of successful collaborations with other NIH Centers that have led to a number of new features in our UCSF Chimera molecular visualization and modeling package. Recent additions include a “scenes” tool for managing a large number of models, a “time-line interface” to ease the creation of simple animations, and a facile “web services” interface to a number of remotely accessible computational or data-intensive tools to facilitate data analysis and model construction. Together these new features simplify tasks common to many model building and dissemination problems faced by structural biologists.