About

Our world is made of complex systems, from the microscopic machinery of our cells to the robust and prolific computations of our brains.

The Allen Institute is dedicated to making sense of these complex systems. We embrace the power of technology and big, dynamic datasets that allow scientists to make the insightful observations that can drive innovative new investigations.

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.