Open Connectome Project

Enabling big-data neuroscience


Our goal is to work together with neuro experimentalists to discover fundamental principles governing the relationship between mind and brain, via building and deploying open source data-driven tools that run at scale



R. Burns, J. T. Vogelstein and A. S. Szalay. From cosmos to connectomes: The evolution of data-intensive science. Neuron, 2014.

R. Burns et al. The Open Connectome Project Data Cluster: Scalable Analysis and Vision for High-Throughput Neuroscience. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, 2013.

J. T. Vogelstein. Q&A: What is the Open Connectome Project? Neural Systems & Circuits, 2011.

People on project

Joshua Vogelstein
Randal Burns
Ben Falk


NeuroNex Technology Hub: Integrated Circuit Cracking (ICC) with Linked Tools for Diverse Systems

Synaptomes of Mouse and Man

Sensorimotor processing, decision making, and internal states: towards a realistic multiscale circuit model of the larval zebrafish brain

Connectome Coding at the Synaptic Scale