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Brain Knowledge Platform

With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and technology from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Allen Institute is leading an effort to build the Brain Knowledge Platform (BKP) – soon to be the largest open-source database of brain cell data in the world. The BKP will host the ABC Atlas including single-cell resolution neuroscience datasets from collaborative teams worldwide. It will be the first of its kind to compile and standardize massive datasets on the structure and function of mammalian brains.

The ultimate goal of the BKP is to enable better diagnosis and treatment of the mental and neurological disorders and diseases.