Allen Brain Atlas API

The Allen Institute for Brain Science offers access to its published data through an application programming interface (API). The API, documentation, sample applications, and 2012 Allen Brain Atlas Hackathon materials are made available to the community under the Allen Institute's Terms of Use in hopes of facilitating discovery.

Available Data and Services:
Getting Started
Resources

Familiarize yourself with the available data and methods, as well as how to take advantage of resources by reading these overviews:

For more detailed information, please refer to the Allen Brain Atlas Data Portal .

Example Applications

The example applications demonstrate several features of the API for the following studies:

Accessing Data and Services

In the spirit of REST, the Allen Institute publishes its data model as documents that can be requested using the standard HTTP method, GET. Use RESTful Model Access (RMA) with the following services for searching and downloading data: