Data Access

The overarching goal of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) project is to build comprehensive three-dimensional common reference brain cell atlases that will integrate molecular, anatomical, and functional data for describing cell types in mouse, human, and non-human primate brains. Like other NIH large-scale community resource projects, the BICCN project seeks broad and rapid data dissemination and use by the entire scientific community to accelerate scientific exploration and to reap the maximum value from this project. All data produced from mouse, non-human primate, and open-access consented human brain samples will be available for unrestricted access and use immediately upon release to public databases. Further guidance for controlled access data will be made available in the near future.

Cell Registry

The Cell Registry is a searchable table of datasets generated by the BICCN. This table includes links to data directories at the data archives and links to protocols. Primary data is available from the Brain Image Library (BIL) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Neuroscience Multi-Omic Archive (NeMO) at University of Maryland.

The following datasets have specimen-level information available for viewing and searching:

Transcriptomics Explorer

The Transcriptomics Explorer enables researchers to visualize and analyze transcriptomics data and transcriptomic cell types for mouse and human, all directly in a web browser. The datasets now made available for visualization and analysis include data generated under the U19 Zeng and U01 Lein BICCN grants.