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Neurosciences: Data, Atlases, Protocols

Help with the basics of access to library and data resources related to Neurosciences


Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods—a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.

UC San Diego Library Research Data Curation Program

The UC San Diego Library offers a complete suite of data management, preservation, & curation services, and maintains a rich repository of re-usable UC San Diego Research Data.   We also provide training, consultation with subject and metadata experts, and grant-writing support.


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Data Exploration & Management

NIH Brain Initiative
Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN). An NIH initiative for collaboration across institutions in neurotechnology. Includes funding sources and research tools.

NIH NeuroBioBank
NIH funded national resource for investigators utilizing human post-mortem brain tissue and related biospecimens for their research to understand conditions of the nervous system. With specimens that span neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental diseases and disorders, the NBB serves as a central point of access to the world-class collections of our six biorepositories. In addition, the NBB provides researchers with a wealth of resources to facilitate their research, including medical records and clinical data sets (when available) as well as access to quality metrics and best practices used by each site.

National Cancer Institute - Title of the Site

Brain Info
Searchable atlas of brain structures and a portal to neuroanatomical information on the Web.

The Whole Brain Atlas
Harvard's databank of neuro-imaging in normal, degenerative, infectious, and stroke brains.

The Allen Brain Atlas
The Allen Institute's genome-wide image database of gene expression. Information and data are publicly available for research purposes. Please cite the source.

Max Planck Zebrafish Brain Atlas

Brain regions, single neurons, markers & transgenes, instructions for contributors


The Mouse Brain Library
High-resolution images and databases of brains from many genetically characterized strains of mice.  MBL mission is to systematically map and characterize genes that modulate architecture of the mammalian central nervous system.