Sharing data and tools to enable discovery
Efforts like the Human Genome Project, The Cancer Genome Atlas, 1000 Genomes, and more have taught us how sharing data and tools as widely as possible accelerates progress and benefits scientists and patients the world over. At the Broad, we believe strongly in the value of making best-in-class software and platforms, large-scale foundational datasets, and cutting edge laboratory tools available to the world to drive the pace of biomedical progress everywhere.
Human Cell Atlas: Data Coordination Platform
Data generated from studying trillions of cells are open and accessible to researchers worldwide.
The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) consortium is building a complete reference map of all cells in the human body. This global collaboration aims to transform our understanding and treatment of disease, and all the data it generates are open and easily accessible to researchers and clinicians all over the world. Software engineers and computational biologists at the Broad Institute and other HCA partner institutions are building a “data coordination platform,” a cloud-based data center where researchers can upload, store, process, access, and share data. Such democratization of data is essential for accelerating scientific and therapeutic discoveries.