I’d like to introduce you to the Digital Fish Library, of which I’m a developer on. The idea of this library is to catalog MRI data from hundreds of fish species worldwide and provide online analysis tools. It’s like open source resarch, so to speak. Scientists can log in and do dissections and other analyses if they wish. My job is to collect and post the data and develop the website.
The project is currently at http://www.digitalfishlibrary.org/ if you’re interested in taking a look. I’m in the process of completely rewriting the codebase to take advantage of the Smarty template engine and PHP5’s support for object oriented programming.