Our Mission

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science. 

Check out our history and accomplishments at-a-glance.


Private support helps fund innovative research that transforms our understanding of human health and ultimately helps with new treatments for diseases and disorders of the brain, cell and human immune system.  


We are human. We are the next frontier.

Our Core Principles

Team Science

Our multidisciplinary teams embrace a collaborative and communicative style, offering unique perspectives and diverse experience to the scientific challenges we face.

Big Science

We tackle large-scale, ambitious projects that yield rich, robust data. We integrate this data with sophisticated technology so that it can be readily shared with the global scientific community for exploration and analysis.

Open Science

Our goal is to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and nurture medical breakthrough, so we free our research to the world.

Our Founder, Paul G. Allen’s Legacy:

Allen Institute Fast Facts

History and Accomplishments at-a-glance: