Brain Initiative Cell Census Network

Four years ago, the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) was launched, aiming to identify and catalog the diverse cells types in human, monkey and mouse brain. The first installment of this ambitious endeavor is now complete, with the comprehensive mapping of mammalian primary motor cortical cell type identities on a molecular level.

This collection features the reseach, datasets, methods and tools generated by this project. The flagship paper provides a comprehensive overview of the accomplishments while a variety of companion papers reveal the specifics of the data, the development of the tools and the application of the analytical tools. This dedicated collection also contains accompanying commentary in the form of an editorial, News and Views Forum and broad News Feature.

Overview of BICCN

Research and Datasets

Methods and Tools