I have been asked countless times by students, “where can I find the most up to date bioinformatics protocols” and sadly my response has always been “by trolling through the literature and trying to find a paper with analyses that are similar to what you propose to do”. Even then, replicating the methods in these papers can be difficult given the numerous “custom perl scripts” and shell commands only know to the authors. Hey! It is even hard to reproduce my own work. Times are changing! Bioinformatics Protocols can now be documented and released to the community for re-use at Protocols.io (akin to Github). This work has been done through the VERVENet project (Hurwitz Lab) in collaboration with the team at Protocols.io.