Allen Institute

The Allen Institute is an independent, nonprofit medical research organization dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in life science and accelerating research worldwide. Using the original guiding principles—team science, big science and open science—the Allen Institute generates useful public resources used by researchers and organizations around the globe. The Allen Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model. Launched in 2003 with a seed contribution from founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute is supported by a diversity of government, foundation and private funds to enable its projects. Given the Institute’s achievements, Mr. Allen committed an additional $300 million in 2012 for the first four years of the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s ten-year plan to further propel and expand its scientific programs, and launched the Allen Institute for Cell Science