The Allen Institute is dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. 

The Allen Institute currently encompasses three entities: the Allen Institute for Brain Science; the Allen Institute for Cell Science; and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, supported by a shared administration group.

Using a Multi-scale Approach to Accelerate Foundational Research and Empower the Community

Biology is poised to make enormous advancements.  At the Allen Institute our intent is to create knowledge and resources that will serve as a foundation for science. 

Our approach to bioscience ranges from the smallest molecular scale to the level of the entire system. We seek to bridge the gap between these levels to arrive at a comprehensive systems understanding of biology.

Our open science model within the research institutes means that we share our data, tools and knowledge with the scientific community as soon as they are useful—whether we have published on them or not.

We lead collaborative teams outside of our Institute to engage scientists around the world.

We believe in open science—that we can accomplish infinitely more as a global scientific community than we can alone. We generate and openly share the powerful data, knowledge and tools that let the world’s scientists share data and ideas in unprecedented ways.