OpenScope is open for business.
The Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science has taken a page from the playbook for the Hubble Space Telescope to create its latest channel for open-access neuroscience.
Like Hubble’s handlers, the institute is taking requests from researchers for access to its experimental platform for observing neural activity in mice.
Leaders of the project went so far as to consult with leaders in the astronomy community, particularly at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, to learn how they divvy up telescope time.