Solving the mysteries of bioscience
We are an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science.
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how science is conducted worldwide.
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.
Since 2003, the Allen Institute has pioneered an approach to science that unlocks discoveries and advances our understanding of human health.
Founder Paul G. Allen believed in answering big, fundamental questions in biology (Big Science). The approach to tackling these questions is rooted in Team Science: where experts across multiple fields leverage unique talents in a coordinated, collaborative way to produce massive amounts of high-quality data. The data, tools, and resources created are freely available (Open Science) to the entire scientific community. Big, Team and Open Science–as practiced by the Allen Institute–accelerates progress, amplifies impact and benefits all.
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