We are celebrating 20 years of science impact
Solving the mysteries of bioscience
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
A platform for high-throughput and reproducible neurophysiology, openly available to run experiments for external scientists.
OpenScope is the first astronomical observatory in Neuroscience. Scientists across the world can propose new experiments that will be executed freely on the Allen Brain Observatory pipeline.
All projects executed by the OpenScope projects aim to be released first as bioRxiv publication and eventually in a reviewed journal. The application team is empowered to lead this publication and control authorship of these pieces (both first and last-authors).
All projects conducted by the OpenScope program are eventually released on Dandi Archive. We provide a comprehensive set of Jupyter notebooks to explain how to access those datasets in the OpenScope Databook.
Access to the OpenScope program is available to scientists internationally for free. All experimental work is generously supported by an NIH U24 resource grant (U24 NS113646-01A1) to serve the global scientific community. The Allen Brain Observatory platform was initiated and established in 2016 thanks to funding from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Falconwood Foundation.
The OpenScope program publishes on an annual basis a detailed public report that summarizes all of our activities within the year. These reports highlight all developments of the year : new selected projects, completed projects, publications and technical developments of the platform.
2021 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report
We are available to answer any question! Please do not hesitate to reach out via [email protected]. Drafting a project for our platform is a collaborative process.
OpenScope: The first shared observatory for neuroscience
The OpenScope Steering Committee convenes at least biannually to provide crucial direction for the OpenScope project, playing an essential role in ensuring that we effectively serve our broader community.